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Old 03-22-2007, 01:05 AM   #1
aeruzcar
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udev and inotify


Hello there
I am running gentoo and when my computer boots it says that udevd can't do something because inotify is not setup in the kernel, the thing is that it is compiled in the kernel
What could be causing this?
Thanks in advance
 
Old 03-22-2007, 03:14 AM   #2
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Do this:
Code:
ls /proc/sys/fs/inotify
If you see something like:
Code:
max_queued_events  max_user_instances  max_user_watches
then it is running.

To see if it really is compiled into the kernel do this:
Code:
zgrep INOTIFY /proc/config.gz

-- or --

grep INOTIFY /etc/kernels/[...your-kernel-config-file...]
If (in any case) you will see something like:
Code:
CONFIG_INOTIFY=y
then it is indeed compiled into the kernel and it seems to be udev's fault not to see it - I can't help with that.
 
Old 03-24-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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When I run zgrep INOTIFY /proc/config.gz it says that config_inotify is not set, but when I check my kernel config file it is set
What could this be ?
Thanks
 
Old 03-24-2007, 01:42 PM   #4
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Hello there again
I fixed it, it was something very stupid
My kernel conf file hade this lin
CONFIG_INOTIFY=y

I removed the space before CONFIG and no the kernel was compiled properly
Thanks for your help
 
  


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