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Likewise when doing a reload of a Rails service.

In the long term I predict that base OS everywhere will improve support for deployment, workload scheduling, resource allocation, endpoint discovery, and dependency management. These will match and eventually surpass the additional capabilities that containers offer, and then we can all go back to putting files on a server and restarting a process, which is all that 99% of us actually need.

The alternative is that container platforms grow their own hypervisor, effectively replace operating systems, and then build out their capabilities in storage, filesystems, networking etc until they are functionally basically indistinguishable from operating systems c.f. VMware. But I think the former option is more likely, it's just a gut feel.




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