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What is vcachefs?
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Video/Audio Caching Filesystem (vcachefs) is a FUSE-based filesystem for *nix
and Mac OS X that is designed to mirror a remote filesystem while caching a
certain number of files locally. Essentially, its goal is to solve the "iTunes
sucks balls over 802.11" problem.
The idea is that you will give it a target directory to mirror and a mountpoint,
and you point media apps toward the mountpoint instead of the net filesystem
itself. I am planning to implement two kinds of caches:
* A file-atomic cache
* A block-based cache for the first 1k of the file and the STAT struct
The latter allows media apps who are only querying tag information / file stats
to run quickly without requiring the entire file to be on-disk.
To build:
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# If MacFuse
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:/opt/local/lib/pkgconfig
./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr/local
make && sudo make install
Requires:
* pkg-config, autotools
* glib >= 2.9
* A recent version of FUSE (API >= v27)
To run
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./vcachefs /target/mount/point
Known Issues
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* vcachefs doesn't do very smart things wrt permissions in the cache folder -
we'll probably have to fix this in the future (but for music/video caching, it
doesn't matter much
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