DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-02
Re: distributed filesystem name
On 2/22/07, Ben Jolitz <email@example.com> wrote:
On the side, why can't Fred eat a penguin? We could always put him
through an enlarge ray.
"Can I use NymFS with an interface in promiscuous mode? Bwahaha"
I like the name 'NymFS' except for the other words that stem from the
'nymph' root. Probably best to avoid dirty jokes.
Why do file systems always end in 'FS'? It's one of the very few
classes of software that almost universally has the same suffix. The
other would have to be 'sh' for any kind of shell or shell remoter.
Even ext2/ext3 are often named "extNfs", especially in BSD
I guess you could give a nod to decades of BSD culture by including
UFS in the name somehow, like NUFS (say "NewFS") for "Networked Unix
File System". Not quite NFS or UFS, but still feels Unixy.
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