DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-02
distributed filesystem name
[ In response to Matt's note in kernel@ about needing
a name for his filesystem ]
My creative (beer) juices are flowing, so indulge or ignore
as you see fit.
Dragonfly larvae are called "nymphs", which can be
pronounced the same way but written as "NymphFS" or
shortened to "NymFS" if necessary. Seems somehow fitting
that eggs are produced in quantities of hundreds or
Plus, lots of fun nymph biology terms can be used to
describe different processes as they relate to the
filesystem. As nymphs grow, they molt (shed their skin).
Molting can maybe describe the process of "Physical space
recovery" or "Performance reorganization". Plenty of other
verbs like hatch, fossilize, and metamorphose from which to
Nymphs apparently often feed on mosquito larvae, but
unfortunately not on penguins.