HAMMER2 Now Available From DragonFlyBSD Installer
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 12 September 2017 at 05:59 AM EDT. 6 Comments
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Matthew Dillon has been very busy the past few weeks getting his HAMMER2 file-system ready for an experimental debut in the next DragonFlyBSD release.

He's been planning to have DragonFlyBSD ready for testing in the next release due out in the weeks ahead. So he's been doing a lot of stabilization work and more to this file-system that's been in development since 2012 as the successor to DragonFly's HAMMER.

As of overnight, HAMMER2 is now included by default in its kernel build and is also now available via the operating system's installer. But with its installer, UFS is still being used for /boot for now.

There have also been HAMMER2 cleanups, swapcache support, error handling improvements, some optimizations, and other improvements. And yes, I'll be benchmarking it shortly.
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