EOS is a software solution that aims to provide fast and reliable multi-PB disk-only storage technology for both LHC and non-LHC use-cases at CERN. The core of the implementation is the XRootD framework which provides feature-rich remote access protocol. The storage system is running on commodity hardware with disks in JBOD configuration. It is written mostly in C/C++, with some of the extra modules in Python. Files can be accessed via native XRootD protocol, a POSIX-like FUSE client or HTTP(S) & WebDav protocol.
The most up to date documentation can be found at: http://eos-docs.web.cern.ch/eos-docs/
Doxygent documentation of the API is available in the
and can be generated using the following command:
# Inside the EOS git clone directory cd doc doxygen .... # Documentation generated in the ./html directory which can be accessed using any browser # file:///eos_git_clone_dir/doc/html/index.html
Project Directory Structure
- archive - Archive tool implementation in Python
- auth_plugin - Authorization delegation plugin
- authz - Authorization capability functionality
- cmake - CMake related scripts and functions
- common - Common helper files and classes
- console - Command line client implementation
- doc - Doxygen documentation
- etc - Service scripts, log rotation and sysconfig Files
- fst - The Storage Server Plugin (FST)
- fuse - The FUSE mount Client (eosd low level API)
- man - Manual pages
- mgm - Meta Data Namespace and Scheduling Redirector Plugin (MGM)
- mq - Message Queue Server Plugin
- namespace - Namespace Implementation
- nginx - Nginx related patches for EOS integration
- srm - SRM BestMan utility scripts
- sync - file/directory synchronization programs
- test - Instance test script with some dedicated test executables
- utils - Useful utilities and the uninstall scripts
- var - Placeholder directory to create log, http and namespace directories
It is recommended to set up xrootd and eos-citrine-dependency repositories, as seen in the documentation.
yum install -y git gcc cmake cmake3 readline readline-devel fuse fuse-devel \ leveldb leveldb-devel binutils-devel zlib zlib-devel zlib-static \ bzip2 bzip2-devel libattr libattr-devel libuuid libuuid-devel \ xfsprogs xfsprogs-devel sparsehash sparsehash-devel e2fsprogs e2fsprogs-devel \ libmicrohttpd libmicrohttpd-devel openssl openssl-devel openssl-static \ eos-folly eos-rocksdb ncurses ncurses-devel ncurses-static protobuf3-devel \ cppunit-devel openldap-devel hiredis-devel zeromq-devel jsoncpp-devel \ xrootd xrootd-server-devel xrootd-client-devel xrootd-private-devel \ cppzmq-devel libcurl-devel libevent-devel jemalloc jemalloc-devel
To build EOS, you need gcc (>=4.9) with C++14 features and CMake installed on your system:
# Note that you will also need to check out the fmd and qclient git submodules git submodule update --init --recursive # Create build workdir mkdir build cd build # Run CMake cmake3 .. # Build make -j 4
The default behaviour is to install EOS at system level using
To change the default install prefix path, do the following:
# Modify the default install path cmake ../ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/other_path # Install - might require sudo privileges make install # Uninstall make uninstall
Source/Binary RPM Generation
To build the source/binary RPMs run:
# Create source tarball make dist # Create Source RPM make srpm # Create RPM make rpm
System specific notes
- The current production version of EOS in the beryl_aquamarine branch which has a hard requirement on XRootD 3.3.6.
- The the future production version of EOS is the citrine branch and requires XRootD >= 4.2.0.
You can send EOS bug reports to email@example.com. The preferable way, if you have access, is use the online bug tracking system Jira to submit new problem reports or search for existing ones: https://its.cern.ch/jira/browse/EOS
EOS - The CERN Disk Storage System
Copyright (C) 2015 CERN/Switzerland
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
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