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Re: Boot speedup with readahead

On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 12:33 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 12:18 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > Where a package came from is just one example of things that yum knows 
> > that rpm doesn't. Whether there's any real use-case for that particular 
> > piece of information is entirely different question. The point is that yum 
> > is in position to do various things that rpm cannot possibly do because 
> > they operate on different levels and with different amount of information 
> > available to them.
> I would turn this argument around: rpm missed its opportunities "to do
> various things" forcing people to circumvent rpm's limitations by
> ruck-sacking rpm with add-ons such as yum, yast/ycl etc.

okay - but how does the above change anything. Yes, there was about 3-4
years of relatively no major rpm devel. And people engineered around the
outside of it.

1. why is this bad?
2. why is this particularly surprising?


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