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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by binarycrusader on Sun 25th Feb 2007 00:21 UTC
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While the desire to have a filesystem that meets specific needs and the ability is admirable, this seems a bit overreaching. It took SUN years to produce ZFS and they had a lot of very capable, intelligent people work on it. It will be years and years before this is production ready, high performance, and reliable. I suppose that it has to start somewhere though, and I hope they succeed given the unique characteristics of the proposed filesystem.

I hope that someone that is part of their project is willing to port and maintain a more mature filesystem in the meantime (such as ZFS) that users can rely on and that doesn't have the shortcomings that the version of UFS included with DragonFly has.

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