[Mono-list] possible bug with FileSystemWatcher

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Tue Oct 3 17:56:06 EDT 2006

Alex Mac wrote:
> I'm trying to monitor /dev using the FileSystemWatcher however my app
> seems to hang at the point when i call "watcher.IncludeSubdirectories
> = true" without that line the code runs fine. Monitoring /tmp with
> that option turned on does work...
> Also if i try running the code with "MONO_MANAGED_WATCHER=1" then I
> get the following error message continuously appearing:
> ** Message: Unknown errno: Too many levels of symbolic links

The message is probably harmless. It gets emitted because
ELOOP has no Win32 error code.


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