DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2007-02
Re: Initial filesystem design synopsis.
Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :high-availability multi-master extra reliable file system
> :== HAMMERFS
> :The "R" can mean replicated or reliable (or robust),
> :whatever you prefer, and the "E" can mean extra, eminently,
> :exceedingly or exceptionally.
> :Best regards
> : Oliver
> HAMMER is a good name (though I dont like the expanded acronym).
> I like HACFS better then HACRFS.
> I like HAMMER better then HACFS but HACFS's expanded acronym is
I guss it's the "E" that you don't like, right?. Well,
it could mean a lot of other things. There are plenty
of cool buzzwords starting with e. ;-)
For example, actually it could mean "exabyte", because
you're going to have 64 bit files, and 2^64 happens to
be sixteen exabyte (1 EB is 2^60 bytes).
Or "high-avilability, multi-master-enabled, replicated
file system". Simple.
And finally: If you like that name, does it _have_ to
have a good expansion? From a marketing and publicity
point of view, the name is everything. Nobody will
remember the expansion of the acronym anyway.
Oliver Fromme, secnetix GmbH & Co. KG, Marktplatz 29, 85567 Grafing
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