[libvirt] [PATCH v7 2/6] add fuse support for libvirt lxc

Gao feng gaofeng at cn.fujitsu.com
Wed Nov 7 03:54:44 UTC 2012

于 2012年11月06日 20:55, Richard W.M. Jones 写道:
> On Tue, Nov 06, 2012 at 07:50:33PM +0800, Gao feng wrote:
>> 于 2012年11月06日 17:11, Richard W.M. Jones 写道:
>>> On Tue, Nov 06, 2012 at 04:54:59PM +0800, Gao feng wrote:
>>>> Because libvirt_lxc create a thread to mount fuse filesystem.
>>>> and then libvirt_lxc will try to access the fuse filesystem.
>>>> Without waiting,libvirt_lxc may access fuse before it is mounted.
>>>> And I can't find a better way to make accessing fuse after the fuse
>>>> being mounted,because fuse_main will return until fuse being unmounted,so
>>>> I don't know how to pass message to tell libvirt_lxc whether the fuse is
>>>> mounted success.
>>> Oh I see.  This is solvable, but I believe that you cannot use
>>> fuse_main.  You have to look at the fuse sources (quite complex!)  and
>>> do the individual fuse operations.
>>> Have a look at how libguestfs does it ...
>>>   https://github.com/libguestfs/libguestfs/blob/master/src/fuse.c#L911
>>>   http://libguestfs.org/guestfs.3.html#mount-local
>> Thanks for the information.
>> Can fuse_mount & fuse_new & fuse_loop avoid the waiting?
>> It seems has the same problem.
> It waits, but it doesn't busy wait in a loop.  The first access to the
> filesystem hangs until the thread which is handling the filesystem is
> listening for requests.

It makes me confuse.

There are two threads(A and B).
thread A mounts fuse filesystem on mountpoint /mnt/fuse.
thread B try to access file /mnt/fuse/meminfo. and we don't
know which thread will execute first.

The information I got from your comment is that because thread A
doesn't mount fuse to /mnt/fuse, when thread B access to the
/mnt/fuse/meminfo,it will hang. I am right?

If I am right,I don't think this can be implemented by fuse.
because the access of fuse file will make a fuse session message,
if thread A doesn't call fuse_session_receive_buf to receive this message,
The access of the fuse file will failed,not hang.

Maybe I misunderstand something.
Can you explain this for me?


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