Hammer documentation

Sascha Wildner saw at online.de
Tue Jul 15 20:03:06 PDT 2008

Thomas Nikolajsen wrote:
I think we should have a general introduction to Hammer for the release.

It could consist of:
 1) simple description of features
 2) simple examples of use
We already have a good deal of material in manual pages and Matts article.
But I don't think we have a general description of Hammer features in the manual pages;
it could go into mount_hammer(8) (mount(2) says FS info is in mount_FS(8)).
Some file systems have section 5 manpages, such as msdos or ffs (which I 
prefer personally to the mount_*(8) strategy, but a slight problem would 
be in this case that hammer(8) would get preference over hammer(5) when 
doing 'man hammer').

It should of course also go to our web site.

 - setting up disk: gpt, disklabel64 (or fdisk, disklabel)
 - formatting volumes: newfs_hammer
 - mount_hammer
 - snapshot
 - pruning
 - reblocking
 - adding volume
How can this be done?
When I just newfs_hammer another partition, it can't be mounted with existing: different fsid
 - mirroring
Is such a description already done?
Otherwise I will give it a try.
I have started on a hammer(5) manpage to give a general introduction to 
the file system and its features. See

http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/~swildner/hammer.5 and 

Take what you want, but generally HOWTO-like documentation should rather 
go into the Wiki in my opinion because the manual pages are more a 
reference than an introduction for newcomers.



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