Lazy Reading for 2019/11/10

Covering lots of ground this week.

Your unrelated music link of the week: Orodruin: Ruins Of Eternity.  Tolkien-ish doom metal.

In Other BSDs for 2019/11/09

Aaaand back to normal.

Lazy Reading for 2019/11/03

I still feel bad about missing a week, even though that’s a self-imposed requirement.  In penance, here’s a linkdump.

In Other BSDs for 2019/11/02

I still haven’t caught up, natch, but not going to miss this week!

 

HAMMER2 emergency space mode

As anyone who has been running HAMMER1 or HAMMER2 has noticed, snapshots and copy on write and infinite history can eat a lot of disk space, even if the actual file volume isn’t changing much.  There’s now an ‘emergency mode‘ for HAMMER2, where disk operations can happen even if there isn’t space for the normal history activity.  It’s dangerous, in that the normal protections against data loss if power is cut go away, and snapshots created while in this mode will be mangled.  So definitely don’t leave it on!