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From giacomo <>
Subject Re: [RT] active monitoring
Date Wed, 06 Mar 2002 09:01:50 GMT
On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Berin Loritsch wrote:

> Torsten Curdt wrote:
> > Berin, I'm wondering... How far did you get with your idea of active
> > monitoring of resources?
> >
> > I remember a thread were some profiling sessions showed that checking the
> > last modification time of resources can be quite expensive and has an
> > impact on scaleability. This might be solved or worked around by the
> > DelayedRefreshSourceWrapper class. But active monitoring will (IMHO) not
> > only help to solve scaleability issues but is much more elegant and easier
> > to maintain in the codebase.
> >
> > Whereever you are you need to check for a resource to change you can get
> > the ActiveMonitor component and add your class as ResourceChangeListener.
> > I often wished to have such a component for self-written components...
> It is functioning and released.  I will eventually have a version that
> hooks into the CommandManager code that I am working on.  The
> CommandManager is functional, but the API may be cleaned up some.  It is
> really simple to use too.
> Check out Excalibur code: the ActiveMonitor comes with classes that
> monitor files.  You would have to write the code that monitors other
> types of resources as well.

I have written a Monitor Component that is able to monitor a directory
level for file being created/modified/outdated/deleted. Unfortunately it
doesn't fit very well into the concept of the "lastModified" property
Resources have today.

Any suggestion how to make such things work in the current incarnation
of the Monitor API?


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