FUSE Challenge

by dave on July 15, 2009


UPDATE: so, we have a winner.  @saurabhg wins a t-shirt.

So, after a few days of beating around this problem, I’ve come to the conclusion that either I’m a complete Linux tool (likely) or there is something fundamentally wrong with FUSE 2.7.4 and CentOS 5.3 (x86-64 edition). (FUSE = Filesytem in User Space) To that end, I’ve got the following challenge: show me a working FUSE 2.7.4 installation on CentOS 5.3 (64 bit) and provide the procedures for getting said configuration to work and I’ll get you an EMC T-shirt. Free. Gratis.

Rules:
a.) FUSE must be able to be recognized as a LOADED kernel module.
b.) Open to residents of the United States and Canada only. International folks, while I love the work you do, the cost for shipping a t-shirt to APJ or EMEA would far outstrip the time you spent.
c.) Optional: package the sucker up as an OVF or a Virtual Appliance and I’ll double the T-shirt order.

Sound good?

(This is for an Installable FileSystem [IFS] project I’m working on….)

Holler at me on Twitter or in the comments below to get started.

EDIT: I’ve solved the problem (really stupidly easy) but I want to see who else can get this done. Given that this particular IFS installation is designed ONLY for RHEL5, this will point the way towards using somewhat “freer” distributions. 😉 Keep it coming!

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  • I assume:

    wget http://elrepo.org/linux/elrepo/el5/x86_64/RPMS/
    rpm –ivh kmod-fuse-2.7.4-1.el5.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
    modprobe fuse

    Has already been tried?

  • saurabh Garg

    Are we allowed to update the Linux kernel?

  • dave

    yes, you can update the kernel. Please use STABLE kernel releases only.

    dave

  • dave

    Ewan,

    let’s assume that elrepo.org didn’t solve my problem. outside of bashing around to find an RPM repository, what would you do to ensure this works together? 😉

    cheers,

    Dave

  • saurabh Garg

    I was able to get the module installed with no issues in no time by building it from scratch and then 'insmod'ing it. Where's my tshirt?

  • I assume:

    wget http://elrepo.org/linux/elrepo/el5/x86_64/RPMS/
    rpm –ivh kmod-fuse-2.7.4-1.el5.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
    modprobe fuse

    Has already been tried?

  • saurabh Garg

    Are we allowed to update the Linux kernel?

  • saurabh Garg

    I was able to get the module installed with no issues in no time by building it from scratch and then 'insmod'ing it. Where's my tshirt?

  • dave

    awesome! let me know (via DM on Twitter) your t-shirt size and mailing address and i’ll get one sent out.