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go-ceph - Go bindings for Ceph APIs

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The go-ceph project is a collection of API bindings that support the use of native Ceph APIs, which are C language functions, in Go. These bindings make use of Go's cgo feature. There are three main Go sub-packages that make up go-ceph:

  • rados - exports functionality from Ceph's librados
  • rbd - exports functionality from Ceph's librbd
  • cephfs - exports functionality from Ceph's libcephfs
  • rgw/admin - interact with radosgw admin ops API

We aim to provide comprehensive support for the Ceph APIs over time. This includes both I/O related functions and management functions. If your project makes use of Ceph command line tools and is written in Go, you may be able to switch away from shelling out to the CLI and to these native function calls.


The code in go-ceph is purely a library module. Typically, one will import go-ceph in another Go based project. When building the code the native RADOS, RBD, & CephFS library and development headers are expected to be installed.

On debian based systems (apt) these may be:

libcephfs-dev librbd-dev librados-dev

On rpm based systems (dnf, yum, etc) these may be:

libcephfs-devel librbd-devel librados-devel

On MacOS you can use brew to install the libraries:

brew tap mulbc/ceph-client
brew install ceph-client

NOTE: CentOS users may want to use a CentOS Storage SIG repository to enable packages for a supported ceph version. Example: dnf -y install centos-release-ceph-pacific. (CentOS 7 users should use "yum" rather than "dnf")

To quickly test if one can build with go-ceph on your system, run:

go get

Once compiled, code using go-ceph is expected to dynamically link to the Ceph libraries. These libraries must be available on the system where the go based binaries will be run. Our use of cgo and ceph libraries does not allow for fully static binaries.

go-ceph tries to support different Ceph versions. However some functions might only be available in recent versions, and others may be deprecated. In order to work with non-current versions of Ceph, it is required to pass build-tags to the go command line. A tag with the named Ceph release will enable/disable certain features of the go-ceph packages, and prevent warnings or compile problems. For example, to ensure you select the library features that match the "pacific" release, use:

go build -tags pacific ....
go test -tags pacific ....

Supported Ceph Versions

go-ceph version Supported Ceph Versions Deprecated Ceph Versions
v0.17.0 octopus, pacific, quincy nautilus
v0.16.0 octopus, pacific† nautilus
v0.15.0 octopus, pacific nautilus
v0.14.0 octopus, pacific nautilus
v0.13.0 octopus, pacific nautilus
v0.12.0 octopus, pacific nautilus
v0.11.0 nautilus, octopus, pacific
v0.10.0 nautilus, octopus, pacific
v0.9.0 nautilus, octopus
v0.8.0 nautilus, octopus
v0.7.0 nautilus, octopus
v0.6.0 nautilus, octopus mimic
v0.5.0 nautilus, octopus luminous, mimic
v0.4.0 luminous, mimic, nautilus, octopus
v0.3.0 luminous, mimic, nautilus, octopus
v0.2.0 luminous, mimic, nautilus
(pre release) luminous, mimic (see note)

These tags affect what is supported at compile time. What version of the Ceph cluster the client libraries support, and vice versa, is determined entirely by what version of the Ceph C libraries go-ceph is compiled with.

† Preliminary support for Ceph Quincy is available in this release. Due to Quincy specific issues in our test suite some APIs can not be tested against Quincy at the moment. Thus, go-ceph should work with Quincy but we are not declaring it fully supported until all APIs can be tested on Quincy.

NOTE: Prior to 2020 the project did not make versioned releases. The ability to compile with a particular Ceph version before go-ceph v0.2.0 is not guaranteed.


Detailed API documentation is available at

Some API Hints and How-Tos are also available to quickly introduce how some of API calls work together.


docker run --rm -it --net=host \
  --security-opt apparmor:unconfined \
  -v ${PWD}:/go/src/ \
  -v /home/nwatkins/src/ceph/build:/home/nwatkins/src/ceph/build:z \
  -e CEPH_CONF=/home/nwatkins/src/ceph/build/ceph.conf \

Run against a cluster without installing Ceph:

export CGO_CPPFLAGS="-I/ceph/src/include"
export CGO_LDFLAGS="-L/ceph/build/lib"
go build


Contributions are welcome & greatly appreciated, every little bit helps. Make code changes via Github pull requests:

  • Fork the repo and create a topic branch for every feature/fix. Avoid making changes directly on master branch.
  • All incoming features should be accompanied with tests.
  • Make sure that you run go fmt before submitting a change set. Alternatively the Makefile has a flag for this, so you can call make fmt as well.
  • The integration tests can be run in a docker container, for this run:
make test-docker

Getting in Touch

Want to get in touch with the go-ceph team? We're available through a few different channels: