iRODS handler

The iRODS handler allows the Grassroots Server to access data objects and collections stored on an iRODS system.

Handlers are components that abstract out common I/O operations such as opening and closing files as well as reading and writing to them. By using the Handler API, any component in the Grassroots infrastructure can access these resources without having to worry about how or where they are stored.


To build this handler, you need the grassroots core and grassroots build config installed and configured.

The files to build the iRODS handler are in the build/<platform> directory.


If you enter this directory

cd build/linux

you can then build the service by typing

make all

and then

make install

to install the handler into the Grassroots system where it will be available for use immediately.