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FUSE_GET_CONTEXT(3) Library Functions Manual FUSE_GET_CONTEXT(3)

fuse_get_contextFUSE utility routine

#include <fuse.h>

struct fuse_context *

() returns a pointer to the structure fuse_context. This can be used by file systems to obtain information about the thread that is accessing the file system. The returned fuse_context is only valid during the lifetime of a FUSE operation.

struct fuse_context {
    struct fuse *   fuse;
    uid_t     uid;		/* effective user id */
    gid_t     gid;		/* effective group id */
    pid_t     pid;		/* thread id */
    void      *private_data;	/* set by file system on mount */
    mode_t    umask;		/* umask of the thread */


The fuse_get_context() function conforms to FUSE 2.6.

The fuse_get_context() function first appeared in OpenBSD 5.4.

Sylvestre Gallon <>

August 4, 2018 OpenBSD-current