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GO-FUSE: native bindings for the FUSE kernel module.
HIGHLIGHTS
* High speed: less than 50% slower than libfuse, using the gc
compiler. For most real world applications, the difference will be
negligible.
* Supports in-process mounting of different FileSystems onto
subdirectories of the FUSE mount.
* Supports 3 interfaces for writing filesystems:
- PathFileSystem: define filesystems in terms path names.
- NodeFileSystem: define filesystems in terms of inodes.
- RawFileSystem: define filesystems in terms of FUSE's raw
wire protocol.
* Both NodeFileSystem and PathFileSystem support manipulation of true
hardlinks.
* Includes two fleshed out examples, zipfs and unionfs.
EXAMPLES
* examples/hello/hello.go contains a 60-line "hello world" filesystem
* zipfs/zipfs.go contains a small and simple read-only filesystem for
zip and tar files. The corresponding command is in example/zipfs/
For example,
mkdir /tmp/mountpoint
example/zipfs/zipfs /tmp/mountpoint file.zip &
ls /tmp/mountpoint
fusermount -u /tmp/mountpoint
* zipfs/multizipfs.go shows how to use in-process mounts to
combine multiple Go-FUSE filesystems into a larger filesystem.
* fuse/loopback.go mounts another piece of the filesystem.
Functionally, it is similar to a symlink. A binary to run is in
i example/loopback/ . For example
mkdir /tmp/mountpoint
example/loopback/loopback -debug /tmp/mountpoint /some/other/directory &
ls /tmp/mountpoint
fusermount -u /tmp/mountpoint
* unionfs/unionfs.go: implements a union mount using 1 R/W branch, and
multiple R/O branches.
mkdir -p /tmp/mountpoint /tmp/writable
example/unionfs/unionfs /tmp/mountpoint /tmp/writable /usr &
ls /tmp/mountpoint
ls -l /tmp/mountpoint/bin/vi
rm /tmp/mountpoint/bin/vi
ls -l /tmp/mountpoint/bin/vi
cat /tmp/writable/*DELETION*/*
* union/autounionfs.go: creates UnionFs mounts automatically based on
existence of READONLY symlinks.
Tested on:
- x86 32bits (Fedora 14).
- x86 64bits (Ubuntu Lucid).
BENCHMARKS
We use threaded stats over a read-only filesystem for benchmarking.
Automated code is under benchmark/ .sh. A simple C version of the
same FS gives a FUSE baseline
Data points (time per stat, Go-FUSE version Sep 3), using java 1.6
src.zip (7000 files).
platform libfuse Go-FUSE difference (%)
Lenovo T60/F15 (2cpu) 106us 125us 18%
DellT3500/Lucid (2cpu) 33us 42us 27%
Lenovo T400 (2cpu) 64us 77us 20%
CREDITS
* Inspired by Taru Karttunen's package, https://bitbucket.org/taruti/go-extra.
* Originally based on Ivan Krasin's https://github.com/krasin/go-fuse-zip
BUGS
Yes, probably. Report them through golang-nuts@googlegroups.com.
KNOWN PROBLEMS
Grep source code for TODO. Major topics:
* Support for umask in Create
* Use splice for transporting data, use io.Reader in API.
* Opendir/Readdir does not support seeking correctly
* Missing support for network FS file locking: FUSE_GETLK, FUSE_SETLK,
FUSE_SETLKW
* Missing support for FUSE_INTERRUPT, CUSE, BMAP, POLL, IOCTL
* In the path API, renames are racy; See also:
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=27550667
LICENSE
Like Go, this library is distributed under the new BSD license. See
accompanying LICENSE file.