Immutability & Atomicity in Linux


In this talk, we will explore the fundamental principles of immutability and atomicity and their promising potential in shaping a more robust future for operating systems.

We will begin by introducing these basic concepts and clarify their merits. Immutability, as can be observed in distributions like Micro OS, Vanilla OS, and Silverblue, promotes a paradigm shift in the conception of Linux distributions. We will examine how the adoption of immutability and atomicity can lead to more robust, secure, and maintainable Linux systems.

We will draw inspiration from concrete examples to highlight the advantages and transformative effects of these principles in the world of Linux. Our talk underscores the importance of two key terms: consistency and reproducibility, and their fundamental role in enhancing the security and reliability of Linux environments.

Room 212
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 17:00 to 18:00