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CONFIG_INOTIFY: Inotify file change notification support

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_INOTIFY has multiple definitions:

Inotify file change notification support found in fs/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_INOTIFY:

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Say Y here to enable inotify support. Inotify is a file change notification system and a replacement for dnotify. Inotify fixes numerous shortcomings in dnotify and introduces several new features including multiple file events, one-shot support, and unmount notification.

For more information, see Documentation/filesystems/inotify.txt

If unsure, say Y.

Inotify file change notification support found in fs/notify/inotify/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_INOTIFY:

Help text

Say Y here to enable legacy in kernel inotify support. Inotify is a file change notification system. It is a replacement for dnotify. This option only provides the legacy inotify in kernel API. There are no in tree kernel users of this interface since it is deprecated. You only need this if you are loading an out of tree kernel module that uses inotify.

For more information, see Documentation/filesystems/inotify.txt

If unsure, say N.

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