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SubjectRe: [fuse-devel] [PATCH] FUSE/CUSE: implement direct mmap support
Sorry wrong thread !

Paul Schutte wrote:
> Hi.
>
> I am just sharing my thoughts on the matter.
>
> Maybe one can implement a separate "fuse sync" ioctl which can then be
> called by a user space program say "fusersync" to sync all the fuse
> filesystems you are allowed to.
>
> I implemented sync to my filesystem by means of an extended attribute.
> I now do "setfattr -nsync /mountpoint" to get the syncing done.
>
> This has the drawback that you can not easily put it in a script because
> you need to know the mount point. I know one can write smart scripts to
> figure out the mountpoint, but it would be nice if you can just say
> "fusersync" and all the fuse filesystems that you are allowed to will
> just sync.
>
> One can then maybe rename the system wide sync to say "sync.system" and
> put a script in it's place which calls "fusersync;sync.system"
>
> Hopefully this idea might be useful.
>
> Regards
> Paul
>
> Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>
>> Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> writes:
>>
>>
>>
>>> Implement FUSE direct mmap support. The server can redirect client
>>> mmap requests to any SHMLBA aligned offset in the custom address space
>>> attached to the fuse channel. The address space is managed by the
>>> server using mmap/munmap(2). The SHMLBA alignment requirement is
>>> necessary to avoid cache aliasing issues on archs with virtually
>>> indexed caches as FUSE direct mmaps are basically shared memory
>>> between clients and the server.
>>>
>>> The direct mmap address space is backed by pinned kernel pages which
>>> are allocated on the first fault either from a client or the server.
>>> If used carelessly, this can easily waste and drain memory.
>>> Currently, a server must have CAP_SYS_ADMIN to manage dmmap regions by
>>> mmapping and munmapping the channel fd.
>>>
>>>
>> Does that mean that for example in unionfs-fuse when a user wants to
>> mmap a file I can just mmap the actual underlying file from the real
>> filesystem and any read/write access would then shortcut fuse and go
>> directly to the real file?
>>
>> MfG
>> Goswin
>>
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