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Re: distributed filesystem name

From: "B. Estrade" <estrabd@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 15:31:59 +0000

On 2/22/07, Ernesto Bascon <ebasconp@gmail.com> wrote:
Nymfs is a great name!

On 22/02/07, Martin P. Hellwig <mhellwig@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> <cut>
> 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.
> --
> mph

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.


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