[systemd-devel] [PATCH v2 5/5] mount: auto-detect iSCSI and FCoE as requiring network

Karel Zak kzak at redhat.com
Fri Dec 5 06:54:19 PST 2014

On Fri, Dec 05, 2014 at 01:46:06AM +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> With such an API you have the liberty to change later on what
> precisely you expose there. The fact that you watch a file would be
> entirely opaque, it could one day be a pipe or socket, or even an fd
> on some kernel fd, where you just tell us the kind of events you want
> the user code to listen on.
> This is how we wrap a lot of our own APIs, to allow integration into
> arbitrary main loops, without restricting us to decide how precisely
> the event is generated.
> Does this make sense?


> Would love to get an API in place for this in libmount, because I
> don't really want to release systemd with the current code.


I have added struct libmnt_monitor to make this new interface easy to
extend and usable for more resources (I'll probably also add mountinfo
fd for findmnt(8), but this is irrelevant for systemd;-)

All you need is:

    mn = mnt_new_monitor();
    fd = mnt_monitor_userspace_get_fd(mn, NULL);    /* utab monitor fd */

    mnt_monitor_get_events(mn, fd, &ev.events);     /* EPOLLIN ... */

    efd = epoll_create1(EPOLL_CLOEXEC);
	epoll_ctl(efd, EPOLL_CTL_ADD, fd, &ev);

    n = epoll_wait(efd, events, 1, -1);
    id (n == 1 && mnt_monitor_is_changed(mn, fd) == 1)
		printf("%s: change detected\n", mnt_monitor_get_filename(mn, fd));


I guess it's enough to add the 'fd' to systmed sd_event_add_io() and
call mnt_table_parse_mtab() when a change is detected. (As already
implemeted in the original Chris' patch.)

usable example:



 Karel Zak  <kzak at redhat.com>

More information about the systemd-devel mailing list