Static compilations with musl standard library – great alternative to glibc.

I’ve been following a musl project for some time already. It looks like there’s a real chance for musl to take the lead one day.     For now, musl is the clear winner compared to known alternatives. Bloat comparison[2], dealing with resource exhaustion, security, and more. Musl is doing it right but isn’t yet popular enough, fingers crossed!     Building fully static binaries is another feature musl is… Read More »Static compilations with musl standard library – great alternative to glibc.

KVM guests – compressed storages – enabling TRIM support on virtio disks.

Trim is commonly used as a way to notify SSD drive that some part of the data it holds is garbage and can be discarded, it extends SSD lifetime and releases otherwise reserved space on the disk. Turns out it’s not the only scenario where trim comes handy. Compression is a popular way to save on space usage when deploying virtual machines and it seems to be a good option… Read More »KVM guests – compressed storages – enabling TRIM support on virtio disks.