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Fuse version 0.06
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Fuse is combination of Linux kernel module and user space library which
enables you to write user-space filesystems. This module enables you to
write filesystems using perl.
Additional file-systems using Fuse module are released on CPAN using Fuse::
namespace. Currently that includes only Fuse::DBI which allows you to mount
database as file system, but there will be more.
This is a pre-production release. It seems to work quite well. In fact, I
can't find any problems with it whatsoever. If you do, I want to know.
INSTALLATION
To install this module type the standard commands as root:
perl Makefile.PL
make
make test
make install
DEPENDENCIES
This module requires the FUSE C library and the FUSE kernel module.
See http://fuse.sourceforge.net/
If you intend to use FUSE in threaded mode, you need a version of Perl which
has been compiled with USE_ITHREADS. Then, you need to use threads and
threads::shared.
COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE
This is contributed to the FUSE project by Mark Glines <mark@glines.org>,
and is therefore subject to the same license and copyright as FUSE itself.
Please see the AUTHORS and COPYING files from the FUSE distribution for
more information.
EXAMPLES
There are a few example scripts. You can find them in the examples/
subdirectory. These are:
* example.pl, a simple "Hello world" type of script
* loopback.pl, a filesystem loopback-device. like fusexmp from
the main FUSE dist, it simply recurses file operations
into the real filesystem. Unlike fusexmp, it only
re-shares files under the /tmp/test directory.
* rmount.pl, an NFS-workalike which tunnels through SSH. It requires
an account on some ssh server (obviously), with public-key
authentication enabled. (if you have to type in a password,
you don't have this. man ssh_keygen.). Copy rmount_remote.pl
to your home directory on the remote machine, and create a
subdir somewhere, and then run it like:
./rmount.pl host /remote/dir /local/dir
* rmount_remote.pl, a ripoff of loopback.pl meant to be used as a backend
for rmount.pl.
BUGS
At time of writing, Perl (5.8.7) did not support shared subroutine references.
Symptoms include a cryptic error message like "Invalid value for shared scalar"
from Fuse.pm. Until this is fixed, if you use threaded mode, you need to use
symbolic references (i.e. passing "main::cb" instead of \&cb). This doesn't
allow things like closures, lexical subs and that sort of thing, but it does
work for me.
The current test framework seems to work well, but the underlying mount/
unmount infrastructure is a crock. I am not pleased with that code.
While most things work, I do still have a TODO list:
* "du -sb" reports a couple orders of magnitude too large a size.
* need to sort out cleaner mount semantics for the test framework
* figure out how to un-linuxcentrify the statfs tests
* test everything on other architectures and OS's
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