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Julio Montes and me have been working for the past period on a native
C implementation of cloud-init, with the goal of eliminating sizeable
unwanted dependencies from our cloud-focused images. This is now
public code (available at
) and will become
available soon in clear linux cloud images.
The implementation is optimized for Clear Linux* project for Intel
Architecture, and implements the basic container initialization steps
for (currently) running Clear Linux OS under OpenStack. In the future
we will expand it to other cloud deployments.
We appreciate the feedback, feel free to start a discussion here on
this mailing list. Bugs and pull requests can be sent to the github
project as well.