As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, this is a post about getting the client to run correctly. We’re trying to get the client to run using FUSE in order that people lacking root can mount the filesystem - this is likely to be important for getting it to run on our clusters. I’m not quite sure how plausible this it likely to be.
The past couple of days I’ve been looking at running CernVM-FS at work to support our genetic pipelining software. As a first step, I’ve been trying to compile and run a CernVM-FS server on our systems. The details on how exactly to build a ‘Stratum-0’ server aren’t exactly clear, so this is a set of notes of how I managed to get the server up and running.