Proposed F18 feature: MiniDebugInfo

Jon VanAlten jon.vanalten at redhat.com
Wed May 9 20:23:38 UTC 2012



----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adam Jackson" <ajax at redhat.com>
> To: "Development discussions related to Fedora" <devel at lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:02:33 PM
> Subject: Re: Proposed F18 feature: MiniDebugInfo
> 
> On Wed, 2012-05-09 at 12:00 -0700, John Reiser wrote:
> > On 05/09/2012 11:46 AM, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2012-05-09 at 11:20 -0700, John Reiser wrote:
> > 
> > >> If so, then please acknowledge explicitly that Fedora would be
> > >> discarding
> > >> some 4% of running, otherwise-capable machines (especially old
> > >> laptops)
> > >> that can read only CD and not DVD, some 7% of working USB sticks
> > >> that are
> > >> 512MB or less, and some 5% of working boxes that cannot boot
> > >> from USB.
> > > 
> > > Those are wonderful numbers.  How ever did you arrive at them?
> > 
> > They're from my own laboratory of 20 boxes and 15 USB sticks
> > accumulated
> > slowly and semi-regularly over the last decade or so.  That omits
> > 6 really ancient boxes (>15 years old each) that have been
> > discarded
> > along the way.
> 
> Forgive me for not considering that a representative sample.
> 
> - ajax

Isn't there some hardware profile report thingo?  Would it be
possible to use that data to quantify the potential effect of
growing live media beyond CD size limit?  (I would support
breaking the limit, but would prefer the decision be made with
all available information).

cheers,
jon




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