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Mount Lizard File System.



mfsmount - mount Lizard File System


mfsmount mountpoint [-d] [-f] [-s] [-m] [-n] [-p] [-H HOST] [-P PORT] [-S PATH] [-o opt[,opt]...] mfsmount -h|--help mfsmount -V|--version


Mount Lizard File System. General options: -h, --help display help and exit -V display version information and exit FUSE options: -d, -o debug enable debug mode (implies -f) -f foreground operation -s disable multi-threaded operation LizardFS options: -c CFGFILE, -o mfscfgfile=CFGFILE loads file with additional mount options -m, --meta, -o mfsmeta mount MFSMETA companion filesystem instead of primary LizardFS -n omit default mount options (-o allow_other,default_permissions) -p, -o askpassword prompt for password (interactive version of -o mfspassword=PASS) -H HOST, -o mfsmaster=HOST connect with LizardFS master on HOST (default is mfsmaster) -P PORT, -o mfsport=PORT connect with LizardFS master on PORT (default is 9421) -B HOST, -o mfsbind=HOST local address to use for connecting with master instead of default one -S PATH, -o mfssubfolder=PATH mount specified LizardFS directory (default is /, i.e. whole filesystem) -o enablefilelocks=[0,1] enables/disables global file locking (disabled by default) -o mfspassword=PASSWORD authenticate to LizardFS master with PASSWORD -o mfsmd5pass=MD5 authenticate to LizardFS master using directly given MD5 (only if mfspassword option is not specified) -o mfsdelayedinit connection with master is done in background - with this option mount can be run without network (good for being run from fstab / init scripts etc.) -o mfsacl enable ACL support (disabled by default) -o mfsaclcacheto=SEC set ACL cache timeout in seconds (default: 1.0) -o mfsaclcachesize=N define ACL cache size in number of entries (0: no cache; default: 1000) -o mfsrwlock=0|1 when set to 1, parallel reads from the same descriptor are performed (default: 1) -o mfsmkdircopysgid=N sgid bit should be copied during mkdir operation (on linux default: 1, otherwise: 0) -o mfssugidclearmode=SMODE set sugid clear mode (see below) -o mfsdebug print some LizardFS-specific debugging information -o mfscachemode=CACHEMODE set cache mode (see DATA CACHE MODES; default is AUTO) -o mfscachefiles (deprecated) preserve file data in cache (equivalent to -o mfscachemode=YES) -o mfsattrcacheto=SEC set attributes cache timeout in seconds (default: 1.0) -o mfsentrycacheto=SEC set file entry cache timeout in seconds (default: 0.0, i.e. no cache) -o mfsdirentrycacheto=SEC set directory entry cache timeout in seconds (default: 1.0) -o mfswritecachesize=N specify write cache size in MiB (in range: 16..2048 - default: 128) -o mfscacheperinodepercentage=N specify what part of the write cache non occupied by other inodes can a single inode occupy (measured in %). E.g. When N=75 and the inode X uses 10 MiB, and all other inodes use 20 MiB out of 100 MiB cache, X can use 50 MiB more (since 75% of 80 MiB is 60 MiB). Default: 25. -o mfschunkserverreadto=MSEC set timeout for whole communication with a chunkserver during read operation in milliseconds (default: 2000) -o mfschunkserverwriteto=MSEC set chunkserver response timeout during write operation in milliseconds (default: 5000) -o mfschunkserverrtt=MSEC set timeout after which SYN packet is considered lost during the first retry of connecting a chunkserver (default: 200) -o mfschunkserverconnectreadto=MSEC set timeout for connecting with chunkservers during read operation in milliseconds (default: 2000) -o mfschunkserverwavereadto=MSEC set timeout for executing each wave of a read operation in milliseconds (default: 500) -o mfschunkservertotalreadto=MSEC set timeout for the whole communication with chunkservers during a read operation in milliseconds (default: 2000) -o cacheexpirationtime=MSEC set timeout for read cache entries to be considered valid in milliseconds (0 disables cache) (default: 300) -o readaheadmaxwindowsize=KB set max value of readahead window per single descriptor in kibibytes (default: 16384) -o mfsrlimitnofile=N try to change limit of simultaneously opened file descriptors on startup (default: 100000) -o mfsnice=LEVEL try to change nice level to specified value on startup (default: -19) -o mfswriteworkers=N define number of write workers (default: 10) -o mfswritewindowsize=N define write window size (in blocks) for each chunk (default: 15) -o mfsmemlock try to lock memory (must be enabled at build time) -o mfsdonotrememberpassword do not remember password in memory - more secure, but when session is lost then new session is created without password -o mfsioretries=N specify number of retries before I/O error is returned (default: 30) -o mfsreportreservedperiod=N specify interval of reporting reserved inodes in seconds (default: 60) -o mfsiolimits=PATH specify local I/O limiting configuration file (default: no I/O limiting) General mount options (see mount(8) manual): -o rw|-o ro Mount file-system in read-write (default) or read-only mode respectively. -o suid|-o nosuid Enable or disable suid/sgid attributes to work. -o dev|-o nodev Enable or disable character or block special device files interpretation. -o exec|-o noexec Allow or disallow execution of binaries. -o symlinkcachetimeout=N Set timeout value for symlink cache timeout in seconds. Default value is 3600. -o bandwidthoveruse=N Define ratio of allowed bandwidth overuse when fetching data. Default value is 1.0. This option is effective only with N+M goals (xors and erasure codes).


There are three cache modes: NO, YES and AUTO. Default option is AUTO and you shuldn’t change it unless you really know what you are doing. In AUTO mode data cache is managed automatically by mfsmaster. NO,NONE or NEVER never allow files data to be kept in cache (safest but can reduce efficiency) YES or ALWAYS always allow files data to be kept in cache (dangerous) AUTO file cache is managed by mfsmaster automatically (should be very safe and efficient)


SMODE can be set to: · NEVER - MFS will not change suid and sgid bit on chown · ALWAYS - clear suid and sgid on every chown - safest operation · OSX - standard behavior in OS X and Solaris (chown made by unprivileged user clear suid and sgid) · BSD - standard behavior in BSD systems (like in OSX, but only when something is really changed) · EXT - standard behavior in most file systems on Linux (directories not changed, others: suid cleared always, sgid only when group exec bit is set) · XFS - standard behavior in XFS on Linux (like EXT but directories are changed by unprivileged users) SMODE extra info: btrfs,ext2,ext3,ext4,hfs[+],jfs,ntfs and reiserfs on Linux work as EXT. Only xfs on Linux works a little different. Beware that there is a strange operation - chown(-1,-1) which is usually converted by a kernel into something like chmod ug-s, and therefore can’t be controlled by MFS as chown


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Copyright 2008-2009 Gemius SA, 2013-2015 Skytechnology sp. z o.o. LizardFS is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, version 3. LizardFS is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with LizardFS. If not, see


mfsmaster(8), mfstools(1), moosefs(7), mount(8)
02/11/2018 MFSMOUNT(1)
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mfsmount(1) referred by lizardfs(1) | lizardfs(7) | mfschunkserver(8) | mfsmaster(8)
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