HAMMER2 design in progress - 1-2 year time frame

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Sun Jul 3 08:17:14 PDT 2011

Keeping track of which installed packages happen to use hard links and
which ones don't is kind of a pain in the rear.  Hammer is the default
file system for DragonFly right now; it will be hard for Hammer2 to be
default if it requires the admin to second-guess what goes in /usr/pkg
or /usr/local/ and so on.

I realize I'm complaining about a circumstance that hasn't happened yet.

On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Jul 2011 09:50:23 -0400
> Justin Sherrill <justin at shiningsilence.com> wrote:
>> We have the minor disadvantage that just because a system is DragonFly
>> doesn't mean that we won't support hardlinks (i.e. a hammer1 or ufs
>> filesystem), so it may be difficult for 3rd-party software to tell
>> what the correct behavior is.
>        I think it would be more a matter for the sysadmin not to put
> things that need hard links on HAMMER2 filesystems.
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