Re: [GIT PULL] kdbus for 4.1-rc1

From: Dave Airlie
Date: Wed Apr 29 2015 - 21:20:39 EST

>>> I've had Enterprise systems where I could hit power on two boxes, and
>>> finish
>>> the OS install on one before the other has even finished POST and look
>>> for
>>> the boot media. I did this 5 years ago, before the "let's speed up boot"
>>> push started.
>>> Admittedly, this wasn't a stock distro boot/install, it was my own
>>> optimized
>>> one, but it also wasn't as optimized and automated as it could have been
>>> (several points where the installer needed to pick items from a menu and
>>> enter values)
>> You guys might have missed this new industry trend, I think they call
>> it virtualisation,
>> I hear it's going to be big, you might want to look into it.
> So what do you run your virtual machines on? you still have to put an OS on
> the hardware to support your VMs. Virtualization doesn't eliminate servers
> (as much as some cloud advocates like to claim it does)
> And virtualization has overhead, sometimes very significant overhead, so
> it's not always the right answer.

Thanks for proving my point, RHEL as a distro runs in both scenarios, optimising
one is important at the moment, that fact that it might speed up boot on server
which take 15 mins to POST is a side effect.

For some reason people seem to think their one use case is all that matters,

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