Is fanotify supported in Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Please backport fanotify to RHEL 6.
  • Is the Talpa kernel module supported in RHEL?
  • Is fanotify the same as the Talpa kernel module?
  • Sophos Anti-Virus needs fanotify for On-Access scanning.
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 2.0 needs fanotify for On-Access scanning.
  • Does RHEL support On-Access or realtime file system scanning by antivirus software?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 - all versions
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 - all versions

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