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bin/46730: Improve mount_nilfs.8 (-current, netbsd-6)
>Synopsis: Improve mount_nilfs.8 (-current, netbsd-6)
>Arrival-Date: Sat Jul 21 07:40:00 +0000 2012
>Originator: Matthew Mondor
>Release: NetBSD 6.0_BETA2, -current
System: NetBSD ninja.xisop 6.0_BETA2 NetBSD 6.0_BETA2 (GENERIC_MM) #18: Wed Jul
4 20:43:55 EDT 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/obj/sys/arch/amd64/compile/GENERIC_MM
When someone asked about if writing to nilfs was like writing to null
(which might have been a joke considering the current implementation
only supports read-only operations, but who knows, considering its
name :), I wondered what it was about, as the manual page had very
little information, and I had to search the web to find out...
Proposed diff attached for review
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RCS file: /data/rsync/netbsd-cvs/src/sbin/mount_nilfs/mount_nilfs.8,v
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -r1.2 mount_nilfs.8
--- sbin/mount_nilfs/mount_nilfs.8 18 Jul 2009 17:07:12 -0000 1.2
+++ sbin/mount_nilfs/mount_nilfs.8 21 Jul 2012 07:27:51 -0000
@@ -46,6 +46,11 @@
+NILFS is a log-structured file system designed to support fast
+writing, fast recovery times, live snapshots, concurrent read-only
+snapshot mounts, and live file system resizing. Its inodes are
+managed using B-trees.
command attaches the NILFS file system residing on the specified
@@ -75,6 +80,21 @@
.Xr fstab 5 ,
.Xr mount 8 ,
.Xr umount 8 ,
-.Xr vnconfig 8
-NILFS is a file system developped by NTT and is currently in version 2.
+.Xr vnconfig 8,
+.Xr mount_lfs 8
+NILFS is a file system developped by NTT and released in 2005 for
+Linux. Version 2 is available since 2009.
+This cleanroom implementation was written by Reinoud Zandijk for
+NetBSD in 2009, and has first been released as part of NetBSD 6.
+This implementation of NILFS was written by Reinoud Zandijk.
+This implementation currently only supports read-only operation.
+.Xr mount_lfs 8
+for an older log-structured file system with write support. Also see
+.Xr wapbl 4
+.Xr mount 8
+for fast journal-based recovery using FFS.
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