I am looking for feedback and review on fedora-comps#569, which adds new
package groups, an environment, and category for the i3 window manager:
This is the first time I have made edits to the comps file. So a sanity
check to make sure I did this right for a new desktop environment would
be helpful, especially about inheriting the right set of default packages.
This matches the drafted package group as found in the Fedora i3 SIG's
Per the documentation for comps, I wanted to use this thread as a way to
get feedback on the change before it gets merged.
Justin W. Flory (he/him)
Hi folks (sway list CC'd as this also relevant for sway),
in case you missed the thread on devel about systemd-oomd, the (imho)
most important message for the i3 spin is below.
If I understand this correctly, we'll have to ensure that systemd-oomd
is disabled in the i3 spin, as it will simply kill the whole desktop if
anything starts consuming too much memory. Unless anyone has an idea how
to put every application that is launched from i3 into a cgroup in the
same way that gnome shell already does that? The later would be of
course preferable, as having apps in cgroups has a lot of advantages,
but I don't know how feasible it is for us to achieve this.
Cheers & happy holidays,
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Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 13:03:14 -0600
From: Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro(a)gnome.org>
Subject: Re: Fedora 34 Change: Enable systemd-oomd by default for all
variants (System-Wide Change)
To: Development discussions related to Fedora <devel(a)lists.fedoraproject.org>
On Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 6:55 pm, Tom Seewald <tseewald(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Overall I like the change for desktop use, but I'm not sure it
> currently is a good fit for non-Workstation/KDE spins of Fedora.
If your desktop doesn't segregate apps and services into cgroups,
systemd-oomd will kill the entire desktop whenever anything uses too
much memory, because the desktop is going to be running in the same
cgroup as the apps that it launches. So I think desktop spins (other
than KDE) ought to opt out of this. It should be good for all Fedora
editions, though (including Workstation, Server, Atomic, CoreOS), and
also for KDE spin.
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