On 02/26/2010 10:13 PM, Jeremy Katz wrote:
On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Colin
> In the big picture I think we need to tease apart a few different concepts:
> * Stuff generic to fully automating creating a small-ish server
> skeleton accessible over ssh (target case: virt-install)
The package set here seems almost reasonable (although removing
SELinux is kind of a no no); it has its warts, but it's part of being
> * Stuff specific to EC2
Yeah, this should definitely be split out.
> * "Minimization" - For example, removing localization
And I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this has no place in
any general purpose image. With AOS where you're going for the
absolute smallest size that you can get, meh, I guess. More general
purpose, the locale support keeps us from making the system
inaccessible to other parts of the world.
> Let me reattach my proposed file here.
Basically, I guess I'm saying I agree more with your config than huff's :-)
I never said mine was perfect, however a good starting point for this
type of discussion, which I have been wanting to have for a long time.
When we started the AOS (like 2 years ago) the base requirements were
basically: DHCP, sshd, yum, and selinux (which was disabled in EC2 due
to issues w/ their infrastructure).
ACPI was explicitly added, as Garrett noted, for the VM's to restart
correctly, remembered EC2 is Xen biased, however this may not be
necessary any longer.