On 10/19/2012 09:58 PM, Matthew Ahrens wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 5:29 AM, Arne Jansen <sensi...@gmx.net
> <mailto:sensi...@gmx.net>> wrote:
> We have finished a beta version of the feature. A webrev for it
> can be found here:
> It adds a command 'zfs fits-send'. The resulting streams can
> currently only be received on btrfs, but more receivers will
> It would be great if anyone interested could give it some testing
> and/or review. If there are no objections, I'll send a formal
> webrev soon.
> Please don't bother changing libzfs (and proliferating the copypasta
> there) -- do it like lzc_send().
ok. It would be easier though if zfs_send would also already use the
new style. Is it in the pipeline already?
> Likewise, zfs_ioc_fits_send should use the new-style API. See the
> comment at the beginning of zfs_ioctl.c.
> I'm not a fan of the name "FITS" but I suppose somebody else already
> named the format. If we are going to follow someone else's format
> though, it at least needs to be well-documented. Where can we find the
> FYI, #1 google hit for "FITS": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FITS
> #3 hit: http://code.google.com/p/fits/
> Both have to do with file formats. The entire first page of google
> results for "FITS format" and "FITS file format" are related to these
> two formats. "FITS btrfs" didn't return anything specific to the file
> format, either.
It's not too late to change it, but I have a hard time coming up with
some better name. Also, the format is still very new and I'm sure it'll
need some adjustments.
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