if you say "for performance reasons", that would mean it's not a bug but an intended behaviour. Correct me if I'm wrong, but in that case we couldn't put the blame on Samba/Linux anymore, could we ?
"Inotify has many advantages over dnotify, the module that it replaced. (...)".Wouldn't that mean that inotify doesn't work on a per-directory basis, but rather on a sub-branch basis ?
@Everyone else : it looks like we're moving towards the solution, which is a good thing. Now we know where the "problem" resides and how to solve it.
So all other Linux users out there, please upgrade Samba to 3.3.4 and report results. Thank you.
I guess that's one avantage of open-source : you don't necessarily have to "convince" any developer to get what you want / need, if you can do it yourself of course.