Cluster Filesystem

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Fri Aug 8 01:02:35 UTC 2008

On Thu, 7 Aug 2008 13:10:52 +0200
"Rudi Kramer - MWEB" <rkramer at> wrote:

> Don't forget about the HAMMER file system which Matthew Dillon over at
> DragonFly BSD is busy working on.  It's not 100% finished but hopefully
> soon and it should be ported to FreeBSD. It  looks to be pretty good
> (Exabytes of space?!!!?)
> More info:
> Interview with Matthew:
> Website:
> Wiki:

interesting. it mentions mirroring...but clustering? as in, having a unique ( or several) namespaces that, when addressed, allow you to access any of the nodes that provide storage? 

Gluster seems more interesting (to me :) )... how well it works, and whether on FBSD, i haven't looked into yet.

> We have setup hadoop on FreeBSD, bit of mission cause of java and I'm
> not sure about performance but it can be done :)

yeah, i been skimming over hadoop and it seems too much sometimes. I don't particularly like to have to deal with a RDBMs as well as all the other stuff... SUN's QFS (i think it's called that) , Luster , MogileFS (perl?) and others also rely on DBs... 

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