[OpenAFS] Publishing a FUSE file system over OpenAFS
Thu, 18 Oct 2007 07:29:09 +0100
I realise that using FUSE would add a whole layer of inefficiency but
it's a clean, well defined API to write to. My other thought was whether
the OpenAFS server includes an API which is similar in concept to FUSE
which I could use to publish my filesystem directly to OpenAFS, avoiding
FUSE & kernel VFS altogether. It would mean that I could publish the
file system over OpenAFS, but not over other networked file systems, for
example Samba. However, if the API wasn't too complex, I couldn't see
that being a big problem as I could publish to both APIs if I needed.
Does OpenAFS have such an API?
Derrick Brashear wrote:
> You want hostafsd. More work is forthcoming on it. Of course,
> publishing a FUSE filesystem, why bother? You don't need to involve
> the kernel VFS (the part that FUSE does) because... you're publishing
> it via the network to AFS clients anyway.
> On 10/17/07, *Anthony Wright* <email@example.com
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> I had a look at the thread, but unless I'm mistaken it's talking about
> using FUSE to publish an AFS filesystem, rather than using AFS to
> publish a FUSE filesystem.
> Giovanni Bracco wrote:
> > Have you see the thread of the previous posting to
> email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>?
> > Giovanni
> > On Sunday 14 October 2007 23:54, Anthony Wright wrote:
> >> I've been interested in using OpenAFS as an alternative to NFS
> for a
> >> while now, and most of the arguments in it's favour seem fairly
> >> compelling, but i'm struggling with one issue.
> >> I'm in the process of building a system which will use a FUSE File
> >> System which I then want to publish over a network. I
> can clearly
> >> understand how to do this with NFS, but from my (limited)
> >> OpenAFS seems to be much more tightly bound to the underlying file
> >> system than NFS, and I can't see how I produce a FUSE file
> system, and
> >> then access that file system through an OpenAFS client.
> >> Is this something that can be done under OpenAFS and if so how?
> If not
> >> is there an OpenAFS API similar in concept to FUSE that would
> allow a
> >> user mode program to publish a file system over OpenAFS?
> >> If the answer to these two questions is no, does this mean I've
> >> out a way in which NFS is better than OpenAFS? ;-)
> >> Many thanks,
> >> Tony Wright.
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