Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Feb 2007 21:25 UTC, submitted by mdoverkil
BSD and Darwin derivatives Apparently, Matt Dillion has decided to roll his own filesystem for DragonFly. "Here is my initial outline of the filesystem design. It is open for discussion. Please feel to ask questions for anything you do not understand. I do not intend to start coding anything for at least two weeks. There are currently two rough spots in the design. First, how to handle segment overflows in a multi-master environment. Such overflows can occur when the individual masters or slaves have different historical data retention policies. Second, where to store the regeneratable indexes."
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Find a niche for Dragonfly
by stephanem on Sat 24th Feb 2007 22:00 UTC
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2006-01-11

rather than flogging it as yet another general purpose OS.

Sorry Matt, as much as Dragonfly sounds and looks cool (I tried v1.3) you're not going to find any users for your OS given Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD.

OTOH, if you can convince Tivo or Nokia to use Dragonfly, that would be cool.

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