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Why? In its smallest form k8s is a few go processes handling a proxy and some container scheduling/runtime logic.

Sure if you run an entire control plane on the edge you're adding more complexity... but you don't have to do that, and control planes are complex beasts by their nature.

IoT devices doesn't even have the memory required for running a k8s worker process. They should run a low-cost, very small embedded system. Most of them doesn't even have a Linux kernel.

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