config INOTIFY_USER bool "Inotify support for userspace" select ANON_INODES select FSNOTIFY default y ---help--- 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 <file:Documentation/filesystems/inotify.txt> If unsure, say Y.