F21 System Wide Change: Smaller Cloud Image Footprint

Miloslav Trmač mitr at volny.cz
Tue Apr 22 16:48:59 UTC 2014

2014-04-21 16:18 GMT+02:00 Matthew Miller <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>:

> On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 10:30:48PM +0200, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
> > Writing too fast... you were actually arguing for a situation "2 used by
> > default + 1 used but not used by default" I think.  In that case your
> > argument is right but it's my turn to not accept your premise :)
>  networkd
> > was introduced in systemd-209, and F20 ships with -208,  I.e. it has
> never
> > shipped in a Fedora release, so it is not "1 used but not used by
> default";
> > it's entirely new to Fedora *in F21*.
> Okay, fair enough. :)
> On reflecting, I think a generator which reads ifcfg-* format, and
> ifup/ifdown compat scripts should probably be considered hard prerequisites
> for using systemd-networkd by default. That gives a common "language",
> keeps
> current tooling working, and makes an easy path for a user to switch if a
> particular need isn't covered.

That might work: note that it still means that any applications depending
on NetworkManager APIs are unusable on the cloud images: I suppose you
don't want much intelligence inside the cloud image anyway, so that's not a
blocker (but *would* be a blocker for any non-cloud uses).
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