a high-performance, POSIX-ish Amazon S3 file system written in Go
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Goofys is a high-performance, POSIX-ish Amazon S3 file system written in Go

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Overview

Goofys allows you to mount an S3 bucket as a filey system.

It's a Filey System instead of a File System because goofys strives for performance first and POSIX second. Particularly things that are difficult to support on S3 or would translate into more than one round-trip would either fail (random writes) or faked (no per-file permission). Goofys does not have a on disk data cache, and consistency model is close-to-open.

Installation

$ brew tap homebrew/fuse
$ brew install goofys
  • Or build from source:
$ export GOPATH=$HOME/work
$ go get github.com/kahing/goofys
$ go install github.com/kahing/goofys

Usage

$ cat > ~/.aws/credentials
[default]
aws_access_key_id = AKID1234567890
aws_secret_access_key = MY-SECRET-KEY
$ $GOPATH/bin/goofys <bucket> <mountpoint>
$ $GOPATH/bin/goofys <bucket:prefix> <mountpoint> # if you only want to mount objects under a prefix

Users can also configure credentials via the AWS CLI or the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY environment variables.

To mount an S3 bucket on startup, make sure the credential is configured for root, and can add this to /etc/fstab:

goofys#bucket   /mnt/mountpoint        fuse     _netdev,allow_other,--file-mode=0666    0       0

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Benchmark

Using --stat-cache-ttl 0 --type-cache-ttl 0 for goofys -ostat_cache_expire=1 for s3fs to simulate cold runs. Detail for the benchmark can be found in bench.sh. Raw data is available as well. Test was run on an EC2 hi1.4xlarge in us-west-2a connecting to a bucket in us-west-2. Units are seconds.

Benchmark result

(†) riofs does not wait for HTTP response before returning from release(), so the create files benchmarks do not measure the right thing for it

License

Copyright (C) 2015 - 2017 Ka-Hing Cheung

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0

Current Status

goofys has been tested under Linux and OS X.

List of non-POSIX behaviors/limitations:

  • only sequential writes supported
  • does not store file mode/owner/group
    • use --(dir|file)-mode or --(uid|gid) options
  • does not support symlink or hardlink
  • ctime, atime is always the same as mtime
  • cannot rename non-empty directories
  • unlink returns success even if file is not present

In addition to the items above, the following supportable but not yet implemented:

  • appending to a file
  • creating files larger than 1TB

Compatibility with non-AWS S3

goofys has been tested with the following non-AWS providers:

  • Amplidata
  • EMC Atmos
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • OpenStack Swift
  • S3Proxy
  • Minio (limited)

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