User:Maffblaster/Drafts/NILFS

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NILFS is a new implementation of a log structured filesystem for Linux. It supports versioning of all files created on the filesystem and continuous snapshotting.

Installation

Kernel

KERNEL Enable support for NILFS
File systems  --->
    <M> NILFS2 file system support
Library routines  --->
    -*- CRC32/CRC32c functions

USE flags

USE flags for sys-fs/nilfs-utils A New Implementation of a Log-structured File System for Linux

static-libs Build static versions of dynamic libraries as well

Emerge

root #emerge --ask sys-fs/nilfs-utils

Configuration

Files

NILFS includes the /etc/nilfs_cleanerd.conf file to provide configuration settings to the cleanup daemon. Details can be viewed via man 8 nilfs_cleanerd.

Usage

The nilfs package contains over a dozen management utilities. Each comes with its own man page. Upstream also hosts the pages on the project site.

Filesystem creation

root #mkfs.nilfs2 -h
Usage: mkfs.nilfs2 [-b block-size] [-B blocks-per-segment] [-c] [-f]
       [-L volume-label] [-m reserved-segments-percentage]
       [-O feature[,...]]
       [-hnqvKV] device

Troubleshooting

Issue 1

Removal

Unmerge

root #emerge --ask --depclean --verbose sys-fs/nilfs-utils

See also

  • Filesystem — a means to organize data expected to be retained after a program terminates by providing procedures to store, retrieve, and update data as well as manage the available space on the device(s) which contain it.