Fix KDirWatch to act more reliably against various backends.
Review Request #118458 - Created June 1, 2014 and submitted - Latest diff uploaded
Fix KDirWatch to act more reliably against various backends. - When KDirWatch used a FAM backend, it wouldn't actually wait for the necessary watches to be put in place before returning, allowing for a race where an application may think a watch is in place when it really isn't. This was easily seen using gamin and running the testDeleteAndRecreateFile test. Fix by delaying useFAM until the watch is in place by waiting until the EndExist FAM event is received. This adds ~100-200ms per watch with gamin. - When a file is deleted and recreated, and scanEntry detects it, the dirty signal would be emitted. Fix to emit a deleted + created signal, as expected. - When a deleted signal was requested, other signals were dropped. Due to the above point, this would stop the created signal from being emitted. Now, all signals are emitted, even when a delete is detected. - When watching recreated files, the created signal could get lost as there was a race between when the created signal would be generated and its signal spy would be created. Fix by making sure the spy is created before the signal could be emitted. - Make sure the created signal isn't emitted twice with both FAM and the polling timer. This occurs as FAM doesn't fix up the fact the entry has been created, and the poller thus assumes it needs to notify the world. Fix by having FAM not emit the event in this case. BUG: 329802 Note that due to a bug in the FAM daemon (which doesn't exist in the gamin daemon), the testDeleteAndRecreateDir unit test fails as FAM doesn't detect the folder deletion. This test previously passed due to the race condition outlined in bug 329802, which was fixed in this RR. I've confirmed this is a bug in FAM using a minimal program talking directly to the daemon, and watching the strace output from FAM. FAM doesn't detect when a folder it is watching directly is deleted. It does detect when a folder inside a folder it is watching is deleted, however. I think this should go in as is, as the unit test failing exposes the actual problem, instead of hiding behind a race when it doesn't really work. If running against FAM is important, I can see about tracking down the issue.
Unit tests all pass now with gamin. Using FAM, one test fails as described above, but I've confirmed the daemon itself is causing the issue.