Visualising LinuxKit builds with Python and GraphViz

For the first time in a while I found myself still working at 5AM; by choice! Why? LinuxKit! as you may have guessed from previous posts, i’m a fan. Why LinuxKit? For me, as a low level OS/Ops backgrounded geek, it’s like a 2017 version of discovering¬† “Linux From Scratch”, or even the first time […]

Measuring internet consistency with, plotly and docker

While measuring latency of your internet link over time is as simple as something like this; docker run -p 8000:80 -d dperson/smokeping -w -t “ISP;DNS;” I couldn’t find anything which would give a good measure of bandwidth consistency over time. Now this is understandable, you need to use bandwidth to properly measure bandwidth (especially if […]

Using ZFS with LinuxKit and Moby.

After raising an issue with compiling ZFS; the awesome LinuxKit community have designed this into their kernel build process. Here’s a howto on building a simple (SSH) LinuxKit ISO, which has the ZFS drivers loaded. Before we start, if you’re not familiar with LinuxKit or why you’d want to build a LinuxKit OS image, this […]