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Re: Boot speedup with readahead



On Thursday, 11 September 2008 at 16:54, Seth Vidal wrote:
> 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?

It's bad because of duplicated work. We now have a dozen of rpm frontends
all of which do mostly the same things using different code.

> 2. why is this particularly surprising?

Nobody said it was surprising.

Regards,
R.

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