On 03/14/2012 19:27, Richard Yao wrote:
> On 03/14/12 18:49, Greg KH wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 06:39:05PM -0400, Richard Yao wrote:
>>> With that said, I have a few questions:
>>> 1. Why does no one mention the enterprise use case at all?
>> It has been pointed out before, why constantly repeat ourselves.
> Simple. No one has documented it. A webpage that makes a few vague
> references to "enterprise use" does not count as documentation.
> I happened to figure it out when trying to rationalize why anyone would
> want this, but this is hardly obvious to those that imagine a computer
> as a self-sufficient single disk system.
You'll also find a lot of enterprise-specific decisions went into IPv6,
without necessarily stating them as being enterprise-specific. I.e., the
requirement for Unique Local Addresses, which are IPv6's idea of RFC1918,
required to be "globally-unique". When I quizzed someone about this one (I
think it was on ServerFault somewhere), I was basically told that "IPv6 is
not for home use".
>>> 2. Why not make rootfs a NFS mount with a unionfs at the SAN/NAS device?
>> unionfs is still a "work in progress", some systems can't do that yet.
> That sounds like something that needs to be fixed.
I thought UnionFS died? Or was better handled by other "tricks" involving
>>> 3. Why not let the users choose where these directories go and support
>>> both locations?
>> Because a plethera of options is a sure way to make sure that half of
>> them don't work over the long run.
>> We aren't Debian here people, we don't support "everything" :)
> Gentoo provides far more options than Debian does, so this seems
> somewhat contradictory to me.
Agreed. Debian is focused on an entirely different model of building a
Linux system, thus they have a narrower dependency chain and you sometimes
have to include packages that you don't necessarily care for because they're
required by a package that you do want to use. We have USE flags to resolve
"The past tempts us, the present confuses us, the future frightens us. And
our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible in-between."
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