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Re: too many deamons by default - F7 test 2 live cd

Le Lun 19 mars 2007 11:31, Rahul Sundaram a écrit :
> Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>> Le Lun 19 mars 2007 10:51, Rahul Sundaram a écrit :
>>> Extra - cpuspeed. mdmonitor, netfs, ntpd, portmap. Can't see a reason
>>> to
>>> enable these by default.
>> cpuspeed, mdmonitor and ntpd are no more extra than NetworkManager
> Yes, They are. For a desktop. A Live CD is targeted at the desktop.
> Nothing else.

Bzzt. Lots of things on the desktop require a working clock (try to unsync
yours and watch havoc breaking loose), cpuspeed is a requirement on
laptops and nice-to-have on every recent desktop system (a hot mobo is a
loud mobo, people like hearing their ogg files too), and killing mdadm
removes access to parts of the disks (md is used on desktops, and live cds
are used on systems with a linux version on disc)

> here are side effects for all daemons - slower performance,
> potential higher security risks etc. The less the better.

The same arguments applies to every app exposed to external files, and
you'll win more killing bad evo/firefox/openoffice code. (also all the
GUI-oriented daemons you "forget" in your analysis have youth problems the
daemons you target have not).

Granted it's easier to kill some daemons than work of GUI bloat, but
you're rewarding bad intermingled code and penalising small dedicated
audited components there.

Nicolas Mailhot

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