Removing the update_hostname cloud-init module from AMI's

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Wed Sep 11 12:44:25 UTC 2013

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:47:52PM -0400, Sam Kottler wrote:
> Hi! Sorry about two emails in a row :-)

More activity = good. :)

> I think the update_hostname module causes some confusion on EBS-backed
> instances. Users expect the hostname of their instance to remain
> consistent across reboots and the update_hostname module causes it to be
> reset on boot.
> What do you all think about removing it from the cloud-init configuration?

I don't have a strong opinion here, but in general anything which makes our
cloud-init usage less heavyweight is good with me.

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at>

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