[Gluster-devel] directory filehandles

Amar Tumballi amarts at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 04:18:58 UTC 2019

On Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 7:33 AM Emmanuel Dreyfus <manu at netbsd.org> wrote:

> Hello
> I have trouble figuring the whole story about how to cope with FUSE
> directory filehandles in the NetBSD implementation.
> libfuse makes a special use of filehandles exposed to filesystem for
> OPENDIR, READDIR, FSYNCDIR, and RELEASEDIR. For that four operations,
> the fh is a pointer to a struct fuse_dh, in which the fh field is
> exposed to the filesystem. All other filesystem operations pass the fh
> as is from kernel to filesystem back and forth.
> That means that a fh obtained by OPENDIR should never be passed to
> operations others than (READDIR, FSYNCDIR and RELEASEDIR). For instance,
> when porting ltfs to NetBSD, I experienced that passing a fh obtained
> from OPENDIR to SETATTR would crash.
> glusterfs implementation differs from libfuse because it seems the
> filesystem is always passed as is: there is nothing like libfuse struct
> fuse_dh. It will therefore happily accept fh obtained by OPENDIR for any
> operation, something that I do not expect to happen in libfuse based
> filesystems.
It would be great to add these comments as part of
https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/153. My take is to start
working in the direction of rebasing gluster code to use libfuse in future
than to maintain our own changes. Would that help if we move in that

> My real concern is SETLK on directory. Here glusterfs really wants a fh
> or it will report an error. The NetBSD implementation passes the fh it
> got from OPENDIR, but I expect a libfuse based filesystem to crash in
> such a situation. For now I did not find any libfuse-based filesystem
> that implements locking, so I could not test that.
> Could someone clarify this? What are the FUSE operations that should be
> sent to filesystem on that kind of program?
>         int fd;
>         /* NetBSD  calls FUSE LOOKUP and OPENDIR */
>         if ((fd = open("/gfs/tmp", O_RDONLY, 0)) == -1)
>                 err(1, "open failed");
>         /* NetBSD calls FUSE SETLKW */
>         if (flock(fd, LOCK_EX) == -1)
>                 err(1, "flock failed");
Csaba, Raghavendra, Any suggestions here?


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