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sefs
April 30th, 2009, 08:06 PM
Over the past couple of nights I have been having dreams about the btrfs filesystem. I even suspect I may have yelled out its name once or twice during those dreams...but am too embarrassed to ask.

The thing is I know nothing about the file system, just that it is sponsored by Oracle, and created for very large disk systems.

benj1
April 30th, 2009, 08:15 PM
yes perfectly normal

the men in white suits will be here soon to take you away :)

linux_lover69
April 30th, 2009, 08:21 PM
Idk if its normal but here's a wiki on it http://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Main_Page

Simian Man
April 30th, 2009, 08:29 PM
LOL thanks for sharing. I've had dreams about Linux before, but nothing as funny as this.

chucky chuckaluck
April 30th, 2009, 08:31 PM
go play outside until you wake up screaming "my god, what a beautiful day!"

Namtabmai
April 30th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Dreaming about a filesystem?
Well it's not that unusual, hardly the norm but I would't call it weird.

Posting on to an internet forum about dreaming about a filesystem?
Ah... I'll get your coat, it's the white one with long sleeves that ties at the back, right?

;)

Don't worry, I'm a programmer and have occasionally dream about coding when I've been struggling to solve a problem.

bostonaholic
April 30th, 2009, 08:40 PM
Don't worry, I'm a programmer and have occasionally dream about coding when I've been struggling to solve a problem.

Uh yeah, that happens all the time to me. Happens to just about every one I know who is in software development. It's the nature of the work.

I'm actually thinking of going back to school and getting a masters in psychology and doing studies on the effects of mathematics on the brain--more specifically on the subconscious mind.

hyperdude111
April 30th, 2009, 09:21 PM
I have dreamed about computers in general but never achieved anythin OS specific or a filesystem.

Delever
April 30th, 2009, 09:43 PM
I'm actually thinking of going back to school and getting a masters in psychology and doing studies on the effects of mathematics on the brain--more specifically on the subconscious mind.

That might cause dreaming about analyzing dreaming... Be careful, stack overflow, freeze, or something else bad might happen, who knows how brain handles recursion...

bostonaholic
April 30th, 2009, 09:46 PM
That might cause dreaming about analyzing dreaming... Be careful, stack overflow, freeze, or something else bad might happen, who knows how brain handles recursion...

I'm sorry but my brain will never reach stack overflow... null pointer exception, yeah I get that one A LOT!

EDIT: No worries about my dreaming, I have narcolepsy so I'm already f'ed in that dept.

Delever
April 30th, 2009, 09:47 PM
I'm sorry but my brain will never reach stack overflow... null pointer exception, yeah I get that one A LOT!

Well, better than segfault. Managed code execution has it's advantages.

bostonaholic
April 30th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Well, better than segfault. Managed code execution has it's advantages.

I would hope I have write access to most (if not all) of my brain... If I don't have the access rights, who does?

Delever
April 30th, 2009, 09:56 PM
I would hope I have write access to most (if not all) of my brain... If I don't have the access rights, who does?

Good point. It is amazing how it works without any memory segmentation.

bostonaholic
April 30th, 2009, 09:58 PM
Good point. It is amazing how it works without any memory segmentation.

...which brings us to the discussion about the physiology of the human brain.

Anyone confused yet?

Namtabmai
April 30th, 2009, 10:00 PM
If I don't have the access rights, who does?


The Air Loom (http://www.theairloom.org/) of course!

Skripka
April 30th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Over the past couple of nights I have been having dreams about the btrfs filesystem. I even suspect I may have yelled out its name once or twice during those dreams...but am too embarrassed to ask.

The thing is I know nothing about the file system, just that it is sponsored by Oracle, and created for very large disk systems.

I seem to remember a post by Gnomeuser stating that btrfs killed a hard drive of his...

albinootje
April 30th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Over the past couple of nights I have been having dreams about the btrfs filesystem. I even suspect I may have yelled out its name once or twice during those dreams...but am too embarrassed to ask.

This is perfectly normal, and means that btrfs is slowly gaining critical mass. :)

Btrfs will be the native Linux alternative to the exciting ZFS file system.
ZFS is available for Linux, but due to license-issues only through FUSE in user-land, and not kernel-land.

Btrfs support was included in the Linux kernel not that long ago.
I think it is a very interesting project but still in early stages of development, and the development team is behind schedule already.

Some months ago I've played with it in VirtualBox with a few virtual disks in Debian Linux, that was interesting to play with.
I hope btrfs will be ready for production use soon.

Delever
April 30th, 2009, 10:03 PM
My view of the brain is that it has reality simulator at it's core, which is constantly updated from various inputs with new data - be it visual, touch or sounds. At sleep, however, inputs are shut down, but reality simulator continues working as training ground for new data gathered over the day.

bostonaholic
April 30th, 2009, 10:11 PM
My view of the brain is that it has reality simulator at it's core, which is constantly updated from various inputs with new data - be it visual, touch or sounds. At sleep, however, inputs are shut down, but reality simulator continues working as training ground for new data gathered over the day.

Very cool analogy.

But in my case, I/O is still running while my brain is in sleep mode. I have a condition where the sleep portion of my brain enters REM way too early so my body still believes I'm awake as well as some portions of my brain. This causes me to talk excessively and "act out" my dreams. I can have a full conversation with my wife and not recall a single thing the next day. Also, my brain can enter the REM cycle and I just think I'm awake.

This is a condition of narcolepsy--although I do not suffer from cataplexy, the spontaneous loss of muscular weakness. aka "narcolepsy as people see in movies."

Saint Angeles
April 30th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Don't worry, I'm a programmer and have occasionally dream about coding when I've been struggling to solve a problem.
sometimes i'll close my eyes and what looks like matrix-style code will drip down the inside of my eyelids... although, it's usually red, and white colored, and not while i'm sleeping.

Dark Aspect
April 30th, 2009, 11:01 PM
lol nerds - I don't dream about computers, not yet anyway. In fact most of my dreams would probably be considered less normal actually.

Saint Angeles
April 30th, 2009, 11:04 PM
lol nerds - I don't dream about computers, not yet anyway. In fact most of my dreams would probably be considered less normal actually.
whats "normal" for a dream?

seriously, dreams are the most screwed up things ever... whoever invented them was a sick person.

swoll1980
April 30th, 2009, 11:05 PM
I'm too busy dreaming about demons in the clouds.

bostonaholic
April 30th, 2009, 11:07 PM
I'm too busy dreaming about demons in the clouds.

does demons == my little ponies?

HavocXphere
April 30th, 2009, 11:09 PM
I may have yelled out its name once or twice during those dreams...but am too embarrassed to ask.
As far as shouting out things involuntarily goes, tech talk is probably as safe as it gets.:wink:

OutOfReach
April 30th, 2009, 11:15 PM
Hmm when I think about it, I've never had dreams about Linux, or computers in general. Weird. O_O

Dark Aspect
April 30th, 2009, 11:17 PM
I'm too busy dreaming about demons in the clouds.

I know where your coming from, minus the clouds


does demons == my little ponies?

:lolflag: OMG lol WOOT lol :lolflag::lolflag::lolflag:

Seriously that was funny


seriously, dreams are the most screwed up things ever... whoever invented them was a sick person.

God? Although I agree for the most part.