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DistributionDescription
Debian NILFS is available in Debian.
Ubuntu NILFS is available in Ubuntu.
CentOS x86 and x86_64 packages for CentOS 6 are available on this site.
Fedora NILFS is available in Fedora 17 and later. To use NILFS in Fedora 14~16, compiling and installing nilfs-utils-2.1 is required. For Fedora 15~16, user also needs to build NILFS2 kernel module with explained steps.
openSUSE i586 and x86_64 for openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise are available on openSUSE Build Service.
Gentoo NILFS is available in Gentoo Linux. A boot-cd with NILFS is available on PrRescue. (thanks)
Arch NILFS is available in Arch Linux.
Linux Mint NILFS is available in Linux Mint.

Download Sources

NILFS was merged into the Linux kernel 2.6.30. For the 2.6.30 kernel or later, you only need to download the utility package.

Userland utilities  nilfs-utils-2.2.0.tar.bz2  Apr 8, 2014 JST.

Include SET_SUINFO ioctl support which helps to reduce unfruitful segment cleaning, and lssu command is enhanced to help analysys of the ratio of in-used blocks for every segment.
For changes from past versions, see ChangeLog.

The latest version of nilfs-utils 2.0 series is as follows:

License

NILFS is Open Source software, released under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2 (GPLv2). Part of programs such as libraries are released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1 (LGPL v2.1).

This software is provided without support and without any obligation on the part of NTT Laboratories to assist in its use, correction, modification or enhancement. There is no guarantee that this software will be included in future software releases, and it probably will not be included.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF DESIGN, MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE.

Recent Releases

nilfs-utils-2.1.6.tar.bz2: Bug fixes of libnilfs and cleaner daemon, and minor improvements of the cleaner daemon are included. (Jan 26, 2014 JST.)
nilfs-utils-2.1.5.tar.bz2: Some minor improvements are included, for instance, mkfs.nilfs2 now checks for existing file system on device. (May 2, 2013 JST.)

Source file archive

Public Git Repositories

Public git repositories of these packages are available on github.

Getting Source Code Using Git

You can get the source code of NILFS utilities with "git clone" command:

 $ git clone git://github.com/nilfs-dev/nilfs-utils.git

Standalone kernel modules of NILFS2 are also obtainable in the same manner:

These repositories can be updated with "git pull" command. Please see http://git-scm.com/ for further information.

Preparations To Build nilfs-utils

Since these repositories don't include any intermediate files, you need to run autogen.sh first.

 $ cd nilfs-utils
 $ ./autogen.sh

This may require libtool, autoconf (-2.6 or later), and automake packages.

Then, you will be able to build & install utilities in the usual manner:

 $ ./configure
 $ make
 $ sudo make install

You may need or want to tweak build options. For details on build options, please see the README file contained in nilfs-utils.

Good luck!