near, mid, and long term prospects of dragonfly

Will Senn will.senn at
Fri Jan 13 15:03:01 PST 2023

On 1/13/23 4:15 AM, Michael Neumann wrote:
> Hi Will and welcome!
> I am using DragonFly BSD almost since it's beginning, on all sorts of 
> hardware. Even once giving a live presentation at my university about 
> the HAMMER1 file system, where I was running a demo on an ASUS EEE PC 
> (you know it's not very powerful), where I was mirroring the HAMMER 
> filesystem in real time with my server, and students could upload 
> files onto my server and that file would be mirrored to my EEE PC in 
> real time and an on-screen message would pop up during my presentation 
> :). Students soon realized that they can chat by naming the uploaded 
> files accordingly :D :D. All with a simple `hammer mirror-stream` 
> running in the background over poor WIFI.
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate learning more about the background.

This here is fascinating - real time replication to an EEE? I look 
forward to understanding enough about hammer to try it out - If it'll 
run on pi, that might be fun, too. Either way, I'm sure I can get two 
DragonFly systems going and doing their things once I get the hammer 
basics down.

Off to read some more docs and stuff!


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