Server SIG - work areas

David Huff dhuff at
Tue Jan 6 15:32:25 UTC 2009

Dan Horák wrote:
> seth vidal píše v Po 05. 01. 2009 v 14:40 -0500:
>> On Mon, 2009-01-05 at 14:37 -0500, David Huff wrote:
>>>> Server services
>>>>  - bring more server packages into Fedora
>>>>  - encourage creation of EPEL branches for existing packages
>>>> Kernel
>>>>  - everything about the kernel side of servers
>>> We have not done anything here, however we have discussed pulling out 
>>> some kernel modules that are not needed for virtual appliances.  There 
>>> is not an easy way of doing this without "breaking" rpm, current 
>>> thinking is to use white/black listing of actual files.
>> Do not work outside of rpm for these things. Work within the system you
>> have available and/or modify it upstream. Working outside of it means
>> that all the tools we already have to work on things w/i the rpm
>> framework have to be modified to work nicely with what you're trying to
>> do.
> Is this about the size of the kernel rpm package or the size of running
> kernel and ramdisk?

We were more thinking of rpm package size, and the "foot-print" of a 
virtual server appliance.  Not all of the kernel modules are needed to 
run in a VC.

As I said we haven't don much here, it was just something that had come 
up in some discussions.


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