mount.diod - mount diod file systems
mount.diod [OPTIONS] host[:aname] dir [-o options]
mount.diod is the mount utility for the distributed I/O daemon, which is an I/O forwarding service for Linux clusters built upon the Linux 9p file system.
mount.diod performs two main tasks: 1) connect and authenticate to the diod server, and 2) issue the mount(2) system call with appropriate mount options.
Authentication with the diod server takes place in user space. The connected (and authenticated) file descriptor is passed as a mount option to the kernel 9p file system
This command requires root to execute the mount(2) system call.
The 9p file system must support the 9P2000.L protocol variant, e.g. kernel 2.6.38 or above.
The host portion of the mount spec may optionally be supplied in hostlist format, e.g. host1,host2,host3:aname or host[1-3]:aname, in which case hosts are tried in order until a successful connection is obtained. Post-connect mount errors are immediately fatal.
If the host portion of the mount spec begins with a forward-slash (/), it refers to the path to a UNIX domain socket.
COMMAND LINE OPTIONS¶
The following file system specific mount options are handled by mount.diod.
- The aname is the path of the exported file system on the server. It can be specified in the mount spec in host:aname format like NFS, or it can be specified with this option. diod will not allow an attach to an empty aname. diod has a built-in synthetic control file system that can be mounted with aname of ctl. Note that "ctl" must be explicitly exported.
- The user name to authenticate to the diod server. The default is uname=root.
- Select the access mode. access=user (default) causes the mount to support multiple users, and requires root authentication. access=<uid> restricts access at the client to only the specified user.
- Connect to the diod server on the specified port. The default is the IANA-assigned 9pfs port 564.
- Select a transport. mount.diod only supports trans=fd because of its strategy for authentication.
- The file descriptor for reading and writing with trans=fd. If set, mount.diod assumes this file descriptor is already connected to a diod server and ignores host in the device specification, and the port=n option.
- The msize is the max 9P packet payload size. The default is 65512 (65536-24)
- Select 9P protocol version. diod only supports 9p2000.L.
- Specify a caching policy. By default, no caches are used. If cache=loose, no attempts are made at consistency. This mode is intended for exclusive, read-only mounts. If cache=fscache, use FS-Cache for a persistent, read-only cache backend.
- In the context of cache=fscache, select the cache tag to use for this session. Cache tags for existing cache sessions are listed in /sys/fs/9p/caches.
- Do not map special files. Represent them as normal files. This can be used to share devices/named pipes/sockets between hosts.
- Specifies debug level for the kernel 9p module. The debug level is a
0x01 = display verbose error messages
0x02 = developer debug (DEBUG_CURRENT)
0x04 = display 9p trace
0x08 = display VFS trace
0x10 = display Marshalling debug
0x20 = display RPC debug
0x40 = display transport debug
0x80 = display allocation debug
0x100 = display protocol message debug
0x200 = display Fid debug
0x400 = display packet debug
0x800 = display fscache tracing debug
The debug level is global, i.e. it applies to all 9P file systems and it remains set after the file system is unmounted. The default is debug=0.