"default virt server"

David Huff dhuff at redhat.com
Mon Mar 1 15:38:25 UTC 2010

On 02/26/2010 10:13 PM, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Colin Walters<walters at verbum.org>  wrote:
>> In the big picture I think we need to tease apart a few different concepts:
> Yep, agreed.
>> * 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
> "Fedora-y")
>> * 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.


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