distri: researching fast Linux package management

Michael Stapelberg

Playlists: 'arch-conf-2020' videos starting here / audio

Linux package managers are too slow; how could we make things better?

In my work on distri, I show that package managers can fill almost any line rate (1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, 100 Gbps) effortlessly with the right architecture.

In this talk, I will explain the key ideas in distri’s architecture, and what impact they have on the resulting system. For example, packages are distributed as SquashFS images in distri, which makes their contents immutable and the overall system harder to break.

Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1tiMGtnsvYyVYml_yYGK0vZY1LloLg0Y48MP8_E6dwRE/edit