"HAMMER is progressing well. The filesystem basically works, but there are some major pieces missing such as, oh, the recovery code, and I still have a ton of issues to work through... the poor fs blows up when it runs out of space, for example, due to the horrible spike implementation I have right now," DragonFlyBSD creator Matthew Dillon stated. HAMMER is a new highly available clustering filesystem aimed to be of beta quality by the DragonFlyBSD 2.0 release later this month. Matt notes,
"It isn't stable yet but some major milestones have been achieved. I am able to cpdup, rm -rf, and perform historical queries on deleted data."
Matt went on to caution, "please note that HAMMER is *NOT* yet ready for wider testing. Please don't start reporting bugs yet, because there are still tons of things for me to work through."