Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Jan 2015 19:31 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

Canonical is today bringing Snappy Ubuntu Core out of the cloud and into physical devices with the reveal of Snappy Core for smart devices.

First announced in December 2014, Snappy Core is a new lightweight Ubuntu distribution designed for the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) specifically. Before today, only the cloud image had been revealed, but now the company is showing off its work on real connected devices.

I have no idea what any of this means in normal-people-speak.

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Leszek Lesner
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2007-04-08

Basically yes. However you could of course do clever packaging and overlaying to avoid this.
But in the end the approach of using btrfs deduplication of Lennart Pöttering and Co's vision seems to be the best solution for that kind of problem.
Though btrfs deduplication needs a long way to go until its really usable.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Though btrfs deduplication needs a long way to go until its really usable.


From kernel version 3.6 batch-mode dedup is safe as long as you don't have -o auto_defragment in mount options, from version 3.9 it's safe even then, so it is already useable.

Online-mode dedup is still not useable, I agree on that.

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