[Baypiggies] Avery Pennarun's presentation on bup, sshutle, and redo, @ The Hacker Dojo April 12th, 7:30PM
akwright at mac.com
Sun Apr 10 06:43:21 CEST 2011
On Apr 9, 2011, at 10:50 AM, Tony Cappellini 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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