HAMMER filesystem update - design document

Michael Neumann mneumann at ntecs.de
Wed Oct 10 16:12:17 PDT 2007

Matthew Dillon wrote:
(VI) Database files

    HAMMER uses 64 bit keys internally and makes key-based files directly
    available to userland.  Key-based files are not regular files and do not
    operate using a normal data offset space.
Interesting. What exactly are those database files used for? Is a 
database file attached to each file to store ACLs, for example? Or can 
it be used like btree(3)? Do they have their own namespace in the 

Wow! I a am really looking forward to try out HAMMER!!!



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