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Re: starting Fedora Server SIG



Colin Walters wrote:
On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 1:30 AM, Seth Vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org> wrote:
It uses ANY memory. That's more than is reasonable considering that the
former solution (ifconfig) uses none.

NM and ifconfig are not comparable.  Now I think saying that NM
shouldn't use very much in the way of resources in the static routing
case is a reasonable request; certainly with the push for
virtualization and running lots of OS instances it makes sense.  But
it's just not reasonable to say "ANY" memory; that's not a reasonable
constraint to operate under.  We're trying to build an operating
system; that necessitates adding APIs and features, for example
network status change notification which is useful everywhere.

A server operating system needs to be more predictable than dynamic. How does SNMP deal with these changes? It screws things up in general if an SNMP index ever changes.

It's perfectly fine though if someone's "create mediawiki appliance
image" tool strips out stuff; but we should be moving the core OS to
be more unified and featureful in general.

The server side of Linux has been fairly feature-complete for years and is responsible for most Linux usage. Don't break that to get a desktop that still might never be popular.

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  Les Mikesell
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