From: Paul Jakma (paulj at domain alphyra.ie)
Date: Mon 30 Sep 2002 - 18:09:04 IST
On Mon, 30 Sep 2002, kevin lyda wrote:
> a possibly useful project:
> add an fs level precomputed md5/sha1 checksum to a linux fs. the idea
> would be that a write or trunc call to a file would invalidate a
> precomputed checksum. an syscall for the file would either return
> the checksum from a cache or calculate it and then return it.
> this might be useful for some sort of tripwire or mirroring type
> utility that would run very frequently to check files for changes.
it might be, but it sure as hell wouldnt have a hope of getting into
the kernel. :)
have a look at fam - which RH7 already ships with and libfam.
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