Problems w/ MacFUSE & SSHFS

Dan Ports dports at
Wed Oct 20 23:04:58 PDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 04:13:56PM -0700, Johannes Ruscheinski wrote:
> I just installed the macfuse and sshfs ports on a MacBook Pro running
> a 64-bit kernel.  

MacFUSE doesn't support 64-bit kernels. The problem is that 64-bit
filesystems need to be thread-safe, and MacFUSE isn't. As far as I can
tell, there hasn't been much progress upstream on the issue, though I
did see a thread from a couple days ago on the MacFUSE discussion forum
that sounded encouraging.

There are a couple supposed 64-bit MacFUSE modules floating around, but
they appear to just bypass the thread-safety check, so would not
actually be safe to use.


Dan R. K. Ports              MIT CSAIL      

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