September 8, 2005
Linux: Merging FUSE In 2.6.14
In a recent thread, Miklos Szeredi provided some usage statistics for FUSE, the "Filesystem in Userspace". FUSE is an API that was originally developed for the AVFS project, and has since been utilized by a growing range of userland filesystems. It was merged into Andrew Morton's -mm kernel in mid January of 2005 [story], and nearly made it into the mainline 2.6.12 kernel in early March [story]. Miklos pointed out that the code has been downloaded around 7,000 times in the past three months, is successfully utilized by 27 known userland filesystems, and provides bindings in 7 different programming languages.