DragonFly docs List (threaded) for 2008-07
Re: Hammer documentation
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
- adding volume
How can this be done?
When I just newfs_hammer another partition, it can't be mounted with existing: different fsid
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
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.