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1 Fuse version 0.06
2 =================
3
4 Fuse is combination of Linux kernel module and user space library which
5 enables you to write user-space filesystems. This module enables you to
6 write filesystems using perl.
7
8 Additional file-systems using Fuse module are released on CPAN using Fuse::
9 namespace. Currently that includes only Fuse::DBI which allows you to mount
10 database as file system, but there will be more.
11
12 This is a pre-production release. It seems to work quite well. In fact, I
13 can't find any problems with it whatsoever. If you do, I want to know.
14
15
16 INSTALLATION
17
18 To install this module type the standard commands as root:
19
20 perl Makefile.PL
21 make
22 make test
23 make install
24
25
26 DEPENDENCIES
27
28 This module requires the FUSE userspace library and the FUSE kernel module.
29 See http://fuse.sourceforge.net/
30
31
32 COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE
33
34 This is contributed to the FUSE project by Mark Glines <mark@glines.org>,
35 and is therefore subject to the same license and copyright as FUSE itself.
36 Please see the AUTHORS and COPYING files from the FUSE distribution for
37 more information.
38
39
40 EXAMPLES
41
42 There are a few example scripts. You can find them in the examples/
43 subdirectory. These are:
44
45 * example.pl, a simple "Hello world" type of script
46
47 * loopback.pl, a filesystem loopback-device. like fusexmp from
48 the main FUSE dist, it simply recurses file operations
49 into the real filesystem. Unlike fusexmp, it only
50 re-shares files under the /tmp/test directory.
51
52 * rmount.pl, an NFS-workalike which tunnels through SSH. It requires
53 an account on some ssh server (obviously), with public-key
54 authentication enabled. (if you have to type in a password,
55 you don't have this. man ssh_keygen.). Copy rmount_remote.pl
56 to your home directory on the remote machine, and create a
57 subdir somewhere, and then run it like:
58 ./rmount.pl host /remote/dir /local/dir
59
60 * rmount_remote.pl, a ripoff of loopback.pl meant to be used as a backend
61 for rmount.pl.
62
63
64 BUGS
65
66 I've begun to build a formal testing framework. Currently it can mount
67 and unmount loopback.pl, and all of the base-level functions have test
68 scripts. These need to be fleshed out as problems are noticed.
69
70 The current test framework seems to work well, but the underlying mount/
71 unmount infrastructure is a crock. I am not pleased with that code.
72
73 While most things work, I do still have a TODO list:
74 * "du -sb" reports a couple orders of magnitude too large a size.
75 * need to sort out cleaner mount semantics for the test framework
76 * figure out how to un-linuxcentrify the statfs tests
77 * test everything on other architectures and OS's
78

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