DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER2 File-System Continues Maturing

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 27 August 2015 at 07:52 AM EDT. 4 Comments
Back in 2012 the HAMMER2 file-system was announced and lead DragonflyBSD developer Matthew Dillon didn't believe it would be until some time a year later (2013) that this HAMMER successor would all pan out. After more than three years of development, HAMMER2 seems like it's getting into shape.

Among just-committed work to HAMMER2 is fixing its probing in the boot code, adding root mount support for the file-system, and adding WANT_HAMMER2 to the build world. Now enabling WANT_HAMMER2 in the /etc/make.conf will build all relevant parts of HAMMER2 support on a DragonFlyBSD system. There's also been other HAMMER2 activity recently.

There's still no word yet though when HAMMER2 will be the default file-system of DragonFlyBSD.
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