chirp_fuse - create a FUSE mount point with virtual access to remote chirp servers


chirp_fuse [options] <mount path>


You can attach to a Chirp filesystems by using the FUSE package to attach Chirp as a kernel filesystem module. Unlike parrot(1), this requires superuser privileges to install the FUSE package, but will likely work more reliably on a larger number of programs and environments. Using FUSE allows for transparent access to a Chirp server via the local filesystem. This allows user applications to use a Chirp store unmodified.

Once you have installed and permissions to use FUSE, simply run chirp_fuse with the name of a directory on which the filesystem should be mounted.

For complete details with examples, see the Chirp User's Manual.


-a,--auth <flag>
Require this authentication mode.
-b,--block-size <bytes>
Block size for network I/O. (default is 65536s)
-d,--debug <flag>
Enable debugging for this subsystem.
-D, --no-optimize Disable small file optimizations such as recursive delete.
-f, --foreground Run in foreground for debugging.
-i,--tickets <files>
Comma-delimited list of tickets to use for authentication.
-m,--mount-options <option>
Pass mount option to FUSE. Can be specified multiple times.
-o,--debug-file <file>
Send debugging output to this file.
-t,--timeout <timeout>
Timeout for network operations. (default is 60s)
-v, --version Show program version.
-h, --help Give help information.


  • CHIRP_CLIENT_TICKETS Comma delimited list of tickets to authenticate with (same as -i).

    On success, returns zero. On failure, returns non-zero.


    To create and use a FUSE mount point for access to remote chirp servers:
    % chirp_fuse /tmp/chirp-fuse &
    % cd /tmp/chirp-fuse
    % ls
    % cd host:port
    % cat foo/bar
    % exit


    The Cooperative Computing Tools are Copyright (C) 2003-2004 Douglas Thain and Copyright (C) 2005-2011 The University of Notre Dame. This software is distributed under the GNU General Public License. See the file COPYING for details.


  • Cooperative Computing Tools Documentation
  • Chirp User Manual
  • chirp(1)
  • chirp_status(1)
  • chirp_fuse(1)
  • chirp_get(1)
  • chirp_put(1)
  • chirp_stream_files(1)
  • chirp_distribute(1)
  • chirp_benchmark(1)
  • chirp_server(1)
  • chirp_server_hdfs(1)

  • CCTools 4.1.4rc5 released on 04/10/2014