[Baypiggies] Avery Pennarun's presentation on bup, sshutle, and redo, @ The Hacker Dojo April 12th, 7:30PM
cschin at infoecho.net
Sun Apr 10 03:19:41 CEST 2011
--Jason Chin, sent from a mobile device
On Apr 9, 2011, at 4:49 PM, Bryce Verdier <bryceverdier at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Apr 9, 2011 10:51 AM, "Tony Cappellini" <cappy2112 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Avery Pennarun
>> is giving the following presentation at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View,
>> on April 12th at 7:30 PM
>> bup (a git-based backup tool), redo (a build tool like make only simpler *and* more
>> powerful), and sshuttle (a poor man's VPN), all of which happen to be
>> written in python. We will try to answer at least some of these
>> - If python really that slow? If so, how does bup process 80
>> megabytes/sec in an interpreted language?
>> - Just how large of a file can you put into a git repository? And how
>> can bup store files 100x larger than that?
>> - If parallelism in python is so impossible, why does 'redo -j5' work
>> better than 'make -j5' ?
>> - How exactly does sshuttle make a connection if there's no sshuttle
>> installed on the other side? (Hint: it's an internet worm.)
>> - If you were to design a massively distributed peer-to-peer
>> filesystem or database with negative latency, caching, and support for
>> incremental updates of huge files, how should you do it and why would
>> you call it "git-based backup software"?
>> How many people are interested? (reply with +1)
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