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  • FUSE For FreeBSD Nearing Completion

    Phoronix: FUSE For FreeBSD Nearing Completion

    The FUSE kernel module for the FreeBSD kernel to support file-systems in user-space is -- finally -- nearing completion...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA2OTA

  • #2
    ext4

    nice!

    Hopefully this will provide a way to mount ext4 disks in FreeBSD. This has been one of my hurdles for switching: my external harddrives are formatted ext4 and I can not be bothered to move all that data to some other intermediate storage to convert to a FreeBSD compatible file system. Quite sad actually that the most "reliable" transfer file system between the *BSDs and Linux is FAT...

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    • #3
      Minix has had it for a while

      http://wiki.minix3.org/en/SummerOfCode2011/Fuse

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      • #4
        Originally posted by staalmannen View Post
        nice!

        Hopefully this will provide a way to mount ext4 disks in FreeBSD. This has been one of my hurdles for switching: my external harddrives are formatted ext4 and I can not be bothered to move all that data to some other intermediate storage to convert to a FreeBSD compatible file system. Quite sad actually that the most "reliable" transfer file system between the *BSDs and Linux is FAT...
        I used to format intermediate stuff as ext2 or ext3, can't remember exactly ...
        And, if you're ok with readonly in one of the OSes, then you have a wider set of more stable/capable filesystems

        Regards.
        Last edited by vertexSymphony; 03-10-2012, 04:42 PM. Reason: small correction

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        • #5
          BSD doesn't do UDF?

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          • #6
            I respect and appreciate FUSE's existence as a toy

            Toys are educational. I'd love to use Google Docs FS as a toy it would be a very useful toy and a fun one at that. Speaking of which, is the FS interface so different between BSD and XNU(MacOSX) that they couldn't crib off that? can we do HFS+rw in userspace on fuse? ext4 has that been done yet?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by staalmannen View Post
              nice!

              Hopefully this will provide a way to mount ext4 disks in FreeBSD. This has been one of my hurdles for switching: my external harddrives are formatted ext4 and I can not be bothered to move all that data to some other intermediate storage to convert to a FreeBSD compatible file system. Quite sad actually that the most "reliable" transfer file system between the *BSDs and Linux is FAT...
              EXT4 is fully usable under FreeBSD 9.0 even right now, I have recently created an automount [1] daemon based on FreeBSD's devd(8) daemon and these are filesystems it supports: UFS/FAT/exFAT/NTFS/EXT2/EXT3/EXT4

              It needs these ports to mount NTFS/exFAT/EXT4 respectively through FUSE:
              -- sysutils/fusefs-ntfs
              -- sysutils/fusefs-exfat
              -- sysutils/fusefs-ext4fuse

              Its even possible to use Linux's LVM under FreeBSD, just type kldload geom_linux_lvm kernel module and check /dev/linux_lvm/ directory.

              I use NTFS and exFAT filesystems from time to time on FreeBSD and havent found any problems, it does not crash, files are read/write ok.

              [1] https://github.com/vermaden/automount/



              Originally posted by curaga View Post
              BSD doesn't do UDF?
              Dunno about other BSDs, but FreeBSD supports UDF: http://man.freebsd.org/mount_udf
              Last edited by vermaden; 03-13-2012, 04:32 AM.

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              • #8
                OpenBSD supports UDF too: http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq14.html#foreignfs

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by staalmannen View Post
                  nice!

                  Hopefully this will provide a way to mount ext4 disks in FreeBSD. This has been one of my hurdles for switching: my external harddrives are formatted ext4 and I can not be bothered to move all that data to some other intermediate storage to convert to a FreeBSD compatible file system. Quite sad actually that the most "reliable" transfer file system between the *BSDs and Linux is FAT...
                  The best for data transfer between FreeBSD and Linux is ext2.

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                  • #10
                    Automount

                    Originally posted by vermaden View Post
                    EXT4 is fully usable under FreeBSD 9.0 even right now, I have recently created an automount [1] daemon based on FreeBSD's devd(8) daemon and these are filesystems it supports: UFS/FAT/exFAT/NTFS/EXT2/EXT3/EXT4
                    I have installed automount and has indeed allowed me to mount ext4 partitions, but only as root, though.

                    This is my /usr/local/etc/automount.conf :

                    USERUMOUNT="YES"
                    FM="thunar"
                    USER="mirix"

                    Thunar cannot open the display (probably because it is trying as root) and no regular user cannot mount or access the drives. Only root can.

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