Fri 19 Mar 2021

Arenas in Rust

An arena is essentially a way to group up allocations that are expected to have the same lifetime. Sometimes you need to allocate a bunch of objects for the lifetime of an event, after which they can all be thrown away wholesale. It’s inefficient to call into the system allocator each time, and far more preferable to preallocate a bunch of memory for your objects, cleaning it all up at once once you’re done with them.

Source: Arenas in Rust, an article by Manish Goregaokar.

Deep Dive into Docker Internals - Union Filesystem

Working with Docker CLI is very straightforward - you just build, run, inspect, pull and push containers and images, but have you ever wondered how do the internals behind this Docker interface actually work? Behind this simple interface hides a lot of cool technologies and in this article we will explore one of them - the union filesystem - the underlying filesystem behind all the container and image layers...

Source: Deep Dive into Docker Internals - Union Filesystem, an article by Martin Heinz