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FUSE

Mounting FUSE filesystem

Currently kubernetes requires elevated privileges to use FUSE mounts. The improvements are tracked in this issue. You can ask in matrix to add your namespace to elevated privileges ones.

Here we demonstrate connecting to nautilus western S3 pool, but it can be adjusted for any FUSE mount.

  1. Create the secret with your S3 credentials:

rclone.conf:

  [nautilus_s3]
  type = s3
  provider = Ceph
  access_key_id = <S3 key>
  secret_access_key = <S3 secret>
  endpoint = https://s3-west.nrp-nautilus.io

kubectl create secret generic s3 --from-file=rclone.conf

  1. Minimal pod example to mount S3:
    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Pod
    metadata:
      name: fuse-pod
    spec:
      containers:
      - name: vol-container
        image: ubuntu
        command:
        - bash
        - -c
        - apt-get update && apt-get install -y vim fuse rclone curl && rclone mount nautilus_s3:<your_bucket_in_s3> /mnt
        securityContext:
          capabilities:
            add:
            - SYS_ADMIN
        resources:
          requests:
            memory: 1Gi
            cpu: "1"
            smarter-devices/fuse: "1"
          limits:
            memory: 1Gi
            cpu: "1"
            smarter-devices/fuse: "1"
        volumeMounts:
        - name: secret-volume
          mountPath: /root/.config/rclone
      volumes:
      - name: secret-volume
        secret:
          secretName: s3
    

The fuse device will be provided by the special kubernetes plugin via the smarter-devices/fuse resource request, and SYS_ADMIN capability is needed to make the mount.