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CONFIG_INOTIFY_USER: Inotify support for userspace

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_INOTIFY_USER has multiple definitions:

Inotify support for userspace found in fs/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_INOTIFY_USER:

Help text

Say Y here to enable inotify support for userspace, including the associated system calls. Inotify allows monitoring of both files and directories via a single open fd. Events are read from the file descriptor, which is also select()- and poll()-able.

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

If unsure, say Y.

Inotify support for userspace found in fs/notify/inotify/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_INOTIFY_USER:

Help text

Say Y here to enable inotify support for userspace, including the associated system calls. Inotify allows monitoring of both files and directories via a single open fd. Events are read from the file descriptor, which is also select()- and poll()-able. 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.

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