Sort of like Chubby, but in Rust .. Rubbish.
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Rubbish - Sort of like Chubby, but in Rust .. Rubbish.

Rubbish is a lock service and low-volume storage service with strong consistency guarantees, designed to provide the basis for loosely-coupled distributed systems.

It's also a chance to get some practice writing a full-sized application in Rust.

The components of the system are as follows:

  • cas -- a distributed, content-addressible, in-memory storage system. The system uses a "gossip"-style protocol to ensure that all participants have all content, and supports generational garbage collection and persistence to disk.

  • fs -- a Git-like versioned filesystem, based on cas. This includes the idea of a "commit" with parent commits and a nested tree structure associated with each commit.

  • prax -- a distributed consensus service, designed to vote on the current head of the treeish commit tree and to define the current "master" node.

  • tip -- a layer on top of treeish and prax, supporting remote client operations such as read, write, check-and-swap, and advisory locks. The provided client interface is HTTP.

The entire application is, of course, a work in progress.

See Also

Names for Things

  • pile
  • heap
  • dumpster
  • truck