distri: a Linux distribution to research fast package management
2019-12-29, 11:40–11:45, Borg

Linux package managers are too slow!

Computers can easily process gigabytes of data per second, and yet package installation in current Linux distributions achieves data rates of only a few megabytes per second, even on top-of-the-line computers.

In this talk, I explain current design choices and how one can make different design choices for drastically better outcomes. This is not just armchair criticism: I have implemented these ideas in a research Linux distribution to prove they’re feasible.

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