I'm finally sold on the new caching implementation in Docker for Mac, currently available in some Edge builds; [details here](https://github.com/docker/for-mac/issues/1592#issuecomment-634960996). If you've been put off by `osxfs` slowness or the complexity of using NFS for Docker volumes on macOS, this should be a huge improvement.
There are still some bugs to iron out (like having to enable it in the UI, who does that? I didn't even realize Docker for Mac had a running container dashboard UI until last week...), but it's extremely promising!
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Waiting for the day Docker releases their own OS. If it were anything like Synology DSM I’d buy that 10 times over. They would make so much money off of me.
Thanks for sharing, this has been a huge pain point for me. I just recently started running my rails app on metal instead of in the container to avoid the slowness during development.
But can it run kubernetes without killing my mac?
Is HyperKit back to not running at 100% cpu at all times? Hard to care about the file system when it won’t run anything at all on my system right now
Oh that’s wonderful to hear. Coincidentally I bit the bullet this past weekend spending a few hours setting up a docker-compose environment working with [docker-sync](http://docker-sync.io/). The performance difference was absolutely night and day! Unfortunately there were so many hitches and roadblocks with permissions and sync consistency that I’ll just wait for this.
I’ve been using mutagen for over a year now and it was great. Nice to see that the official support will allow me to reduce some boilerplate required to set it up
Docker-sync works great for me
I’ve moved to Docker Machine because of Hyperkit killing my CPU at random times
Would this also speed up a volume used by a postgres container?