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Re: [gwl-devel] support for containers

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: [gwl-devel] support for containers
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:46:25 +0100
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zimoun <address@hidden> writes:

>> Some thoughts on how the data store should work: it’s easy to add stuff
>> to the store (we just hash the inputs leading up to the output,
>> excluding the output itself); but how do we make store items available
>> to a process?  When using containers we can bind mount the file to the
>> declared input location; when not using containers we need to link or
>> copy the file from
> By store, do you the Guix store? or another store? as GWL store?

A GWL-specific data store.  We don’t reuse the Guix store.

> By inputs, do you mean data-inputs and package-inputs?

Data inputs only.

>> I also want to have finer control over inputs.  Only declared input
>> *files* should be available in the container, not whole *directories*.
> Hum? I make sense.
> Especially for references used by aligners.
> Even if the size of the container will significantly growth. :-)

If users need directories they should declare directories as inputs /


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