Please describe the problem.
When git annex is used on a encfs mount,
.fuse_hiddenXXXX files are left behind in
.git/annex/objects/*/*/ when I
git annex move files off the encfs
What steps will reproduce the problem?
mkdir normal plain enc encfs -o kernel_cache "$(realpath enc)" "$(realpath plain)" cd normal git init git annex init normal cd ../plain git init git annex init enc dd if=/dev/urandom bs=1M count=11 of=11m git annex add 11m git remote add normal "$(realpath ../normal)" du -hscL * << 11MB-ish >> du -hsc .git/annex/objects << 11MB-ish >> git annex move --to=normal 11m du -hscL * << 0 >> du -hsc .git/annex/objects << 11MB-ish but should be 0-ish >> tree -a .git/annex/objects << ??/??/SHA1-*/.fuse_hidden??????? >> lsof .git/annex/objects/??/??/SHA*/.fuse_hidden* << shows no programs have this file open >>
What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?
5.20131221 on debian unstable (installed by aptitude from debian/main)
Please provide any additional information below.
I did a couple quick internet searches on these .fuse_hidden files, and (if a random person on the internet is correct) they are created by enfs (or maybe fuse itself) when a file is unlinked while open. It is supposed to be deleted when the file is closed.
Possibilities come to mind:
- There's a bug in encfs/fuse
- git annex fails to close the file, and whatever cleanup happens when the linux kernel closes git annex fails to trigger encfs/fuse's real unlinking/cleanup thing
I'm happy to help with further testing, experimenting, etc. I'm good at git, the commandline, programming, etc but I don't know Haskell.
- Jason firstname.lastname@example.org