Goofys is a high-performance, POSIX-ish Amazon S3 file system written in Go
Goofys allows you to mount an S3 bucket as a filey system.
It's a Filey System instead of a File System because goofys strives for performance first and POSIX second. Particularly things that are difficult to support on S3 or would translate into more than one round-trip would either fail (random writes) or faked (no per-file permission). Goofys does not have an on disk data cache (checkout catfs), and consistency model is close-to-open.
On Linux, install via pre-built binaries. You may also need to install fuse-utils first.
On macOS, install via Homebrew:
$ brew cask install osxfuse $ brew install goofys
- Or build from source with Go 1.10 or later:
$ export GOPATH=$HOME/work $ go get github.com/kahing/goofys $ go install github.com/kahing/goofys
$ cat ~/.aws/credentials [default] aws_access_key_id = AKID1234567890 aws_secret_access_key = MY-SECRET-KEY $ $GOPATH/bin/goofys <bucket> <mountpoint> $ $GOPATH/bin/goofys <bucket:prefix> <mountpoint> # if you only want to mount objects under a prefix
Users can also configure credentials via the
AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY environment variables.
To mount an S3 bucket on startup, make sure the credential is
root, and can add this to
goofys#bucket /mnt/mountpoint fuse _netdev,allow_other,--file-mode=0666,--dir-mode=0777 0 0
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--stat-cache-ttl 1s --type-cache-ttl 1s for goofys
-ostat_cache_expire=1 for s3fs to simulate cold runs. Detail for the
benchmark can be found in
bench.sh. Raw data
is available as well. The test was run on an EC2 m5.4xlarge in us-west-2a
connected to a bucket in us-west-2. Units are seconds.
To run the benchmark, configure EC2's instance role to be able to write to
$TESTBUCKET, and then do:
$ sudo docker run -e BUCKET=$TESTBUCKET -e CACHE=false --rm --privileged --net=host -v /tmp/cache:/tmp/cache kahing/goofys-bench # result will be written to $TESTBUCKET
Copyright (C) 2015 - 2019 Ka-Hing Cheung
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0
goofys has been tested under Linux and macOS.
List of non-POSIX behaviors/limitations:
- only sequential writes supported
- does not store file mode/owner/group
- does not support symlink or hardlink
atimeis always the same as
renamedirectories with more than 1000 children
unlinkreturns success even if file is not present
fsyncis ignored, files are only flushed on
In addition to the items above, the following are supportable but not yet implemented:
- creating files larger than 1TB
Compatibility with non-AWS S3
goofys has been tested with the following non-AWS S3 providers:
- Amplidata / WD ActiveScale
- Ceph (ex: Digital Ocean Spaces, DreamObjects, gridscale)
- EMC Atmos
- Google Cloud Storage
- Minio (limited)
- OpenStack Swift
Additionally, goofys also works with the following non-S3 object stores:
- Azure Blob Storage
- Azure Data Lake Gen1
- Azure Data Lake Gen2
- Data is stored on Amazon S3
- Amazon SDK for Go
- Other related fuse filesystems
- S3Proxy is used for
- fuse binding, also used by
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