Linked by AdamW on Thu 27th Jan 2011 22:10 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora is holding a Test Day tomorrow (2011-01-27) to test a new network device naming scheme, as implemented by the biosdevname utility provided by Dell. biosdevname aims to give network interfaces names that are both consistent and appropriate to their physical attributes (onboard device number, or PCI slot), an approach that has been kicked around upstream for a while. This new system will likely come to most distros in future. The Fedora test day will concentrate on making sure it behaves as intended on both new installations and upgrades.
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RE: Comment by rafaelnp
by Neolander on Sat 29th Jan 2011 17:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by rafaelnp"
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The version in F14 works nearly as fast as APT on my laptop.

What's an absolute no-no, on the other hand, is the PackageKit (I think) mess : they didn't manage to make yum lock-free, so what they did was to queue everything instead of displaying "Sorry, lock is busy" messages. Net result : from a user's point of view, GUI package manager sounds hanged instead of just saying that it cannot work. And this new way of doing things allows new kind of crashes : I've managed to deadlock two instances of yum once, though I didn't manage to reproduce it later.

I can see a few cases where this might be useful, but frankly they should leave it as an optional feature for sysadmins and work on a package manager without a big lock instead.

Edited 2011-01-29 18:00 UTC

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