Fedora 20 cloud plans?

Kashyap Chamarthy kchamart at redhat.com
Thu Jun 27 05:14:15 UTC 2013

On 06/26/2013 11:50 PM, Matthew Miller wrote:
> With F19 almost out the door, it's time to shift attention to the next
> thing!
> Here's what I'm thinking about right now; would love to hear your opinions
> and advice here, and also about other things in the cloud arena which we
> should be working on.
> Cloud Image Generation
> ======================
> - finally getting this automated weekly in koji, to a download
>   site and to EC2. See notes for this at
>   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/FirstClassCloudImages/KojiPlan
> - move to Oz (or other fully anaconda-based image generation)

Yes, it'd be nice to see Oz, I've been using it for a while, and can help here in any
little way I can.

> Improving the Cloud Image
> =========================
> - cloud-util improvement
>   - subpackaging growpart means we don't need to pull in huge deps (bz #975497)
> - cloud-init improvements
>   - can we remove the cheetah dependency? (bz #974327)
>   - other dependency softening (eg bz #974329, bz #786488)
>   - disable direct writes to the console, which will address several
>       problems (bz #977952)
>   - others?
> - disable the gettys by default?
> - look at the logging configuration (rsyslog/journald double-logging issue;
>   look at memory and on-disk journald consumption)
> - more reductionism as reasonable -- maybe we can look at tackling the docs,
>   translations, and kernel-modules size issues? burn sendmail with fire?
>   get systemd-journal-gatewayd out of the image so it stops pulling in the
>   libmicrohttpd web server and crypto libs which wouldn't be there otherwise
>   (bz #908081)

Some of the above indeed looks worth investigating. I'll see what I can do.

Thanks for writing this all up.


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