Re: [PATCH] inotify 0.5

From: John McCutchan
Date: Mon Jul 19 2004 - 22:22:01 EST

On Mon, 2004-07-19 at 22:59, Eric Lammerts wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Jul 2004, John McCutchan wrote:
> > Also the maximum number of devices that can be opened at a time is
> > 8.
> Why is that limit there? There doesn't seem to be any particular need
> for it in the code... Why not remove watcher_count altogether?

The limits are there to control the amount of kernel resources used by
inotify. They are not meant to be anything but a guesstimate.

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