December 8, 2022

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CentOS Hyperscale SIG continues to adapt CentOS Stream for large-scale deployments

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CentOS Hyperscale SIG continues to adapt CentOS Stream for large-scale deployments



CentOS Hyperscale SIG continues to adapt CentOS Stream for large-scale deployments.

For the past two years, the CentOS Hyperscale group has been working on adapting CentOS Stream to make it more suitable for large-scale deployments such as those of Twitter, Facebook/Meta, and other large corporations. 

This week, the SIG released their latest quarterly report outlining their activities.

 

 

CentOS Hyperscale SIG continues to adapt CentOS Stream for large-scale deployments

 

The CentOS Hyperscale SIG is basically providing updated packages to complement what’s in CentOS Stream and EPEL, implementing interesting hyperscale-related features not found in CentOS Stream, and in some cases providing various kernel and systemd’s Updates/changes and other modifications to suit their needs. This SIG is supported by engineers from well-known “hyperscale” companies.

 

This past quarter, they pushed updated systemd to their repositories, released fully automated new kernel, container image creation for Enterprise Linux 8 / CentOS Stream 8, and worked on improving CentOS Hyperscale spin ISOs/images creation. They want to use KIWI to create their images and work with the CentOS infrastructure team to solve all the existing tasks and problems.

 

In Q3 2022, the CentOS Hyperscale SIG has also pushed updated Wireshark packages for CentOS Stream 8 and 9 and is working on Hyperscale backhaul for QEMU as part of their work to get QEMU into EPEL as well, among other packaging efforts .

 

One of CentOS’s Hyperscale initiatives is copy-on-write support via DNF/RPM, and some fixes and improvements have continued over the past quarter.

 

The CentOS Hyperscale team is planning to make Btrfs transactional updates an optional feature, get updated QEMU in EPEL, and finish their spin mirror build infrastructure.

 

More details on CentOS Hyperscale’s work in Q3 can be found on the CentOS Blog:

https://blog.centos.org/2022/10/centos-hyperscale-sig-quarterly-report-for-2022q3/

 



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