DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-02
Re: distributed filesystem name
On 2/22/07, Ernesto Bascon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Nymfs is a great name!
On 22/02/07, Martin P. Hellwig <email@example.com> wrote:
> As mentioned in the kernel thread:
> HACFS High-Availability Clustered FS
> some other's:
> NCFS Network Clusterable FS
> IDFS IP Distributed FS
> DANAD Distributed Array of Network Accessible Disks
> GUDS Good use of disk space
> Though HACFS (hack fs) is still my favorite.
Since the goal is to be the end-all/be-all FS - a distributed answer
to ZFS, why not name it something like "OmegaFS". Of course, one
could throw in an extra "F" (or the # 5) so that it would be funny and
accurate to tell someone to 'fsck OFFS".
The cute names aside, I've always been a fan of practical names that
give a good description of what the intended use or need it might
fill. The last thing a name should confer is hubris or cheekiness, so
whatever the name becomes I think it should be both technically
relevant and something that people remember. That said, I like the
sound and meaning of HACFS and NCFS from above.