Size matters

During my experiments will building my own Docker images I have become somewhat preoccupied with getting my images as small as possible. Naturally I’m using Alpine as a starting base image but I recently started wondering what could be shed from even this, almost heading toward a Unikernel approach. Not only would these be tiny — and therefore incredibly fast — but also far more secure due to a much reduced attack surface.

After I started doing some research, I happened across a blog post that outlines the process of stripping back a container to its smallest possible image.

My own tinkering continues.

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