rubbish 0.1.0

Rubbish - Sort of like Chubby, but in Rust .. Rubbish.

Rubbish - Sort of like Chubby, but in Rust .. Rubbish.

Rubbish is a lock service and low-volume storage service with strong consistency guarantees, designed to provide the basis for loosely-coupled distributed systems.

It's also a chance to get some practice writing a full-sized application in Rust.

The components of the system are as follows:

  • cas -- a distributed, content-addressible, in-memory storage system. The system uses a "gossip"-style protocol to ensure that all participants have all content, and supports generational garbage collection and persistence to disk.

  • fs -- a Git-like versioned filesystem, based on cas. This includes the idea of a "commit" with parent commits and a nested tree structure associated with each commit.

  • prax -- a distributed consensus service, designed to vote on the current head of the treeish commit tree and to define the current "master" node.

  • tip -- a layer on top of treeish and prax, supporting remote client operations such as read, write, check-and-swap, and advisory locks. The provided client interface is HTTP.

The entire application is, of course, a work in progress.



Finish this application in a non-networked state

  • Implement prax API
  • Implement tip HTTP API
  • Implement generational garbage collection between cas and fs


  • Build a network interface
  • Teach cas to gossip
  • Teach prax to reach consensus


  • Travis
  • Enforce rustfmt
  • Run coverage