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May 2-4, 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
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Wednesday, May 2 • 16:25 - 17:00
Take Control of your Filesystems with containerd’s Snapshotters - Stephen Day, Docker, Inc. (Advanced Skill Level) (Slides Attached)

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Containers have had uncanny abilities to build, manage, and distribute changes as part of the container’s filesystems through the use of layers and graphdrivers. A critical part of the magic making people’s experience with containers delightful, this is considered a necessity in any container-based system. The complexity and integration of graphdrivers makes working with them directly cumbersome and error prone.

containerd departs from this and introduces a new abstraction, known as “snapshotters”. Mounting a container’s filesystem, direct manipulation, arbitrary diffing, and native copying, previously a challenge, are all now possible with minimal effort. In this talk, we’ll cover the evolution of Docker’s graphdrivers to containerd snapshotters, demonstrating the wonderful properties of snapshotters in the process.

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Stephen Day

Senior Software Engineer, Docker
Stephen Day is a software engineer at Docker. His many contributions to Docker ecosystem projects include SwarmKit and the version 2 specification for the Docker Registry HTTP API, and evolving the available models for container image distribution. He currently works on container... Read More →



Wednesday May 2, 2018 16:25 - 17:00
C1-M5