[Arm-dev] Enterprise distros and the two faces of 'reliability'

Jeremy Linton jlinton at redhat.com
Fri Oct 26 19:42:36 UTC 2018


On 10/26/2018 11:19 AM, Fred Gleason wrote:

> All of this to pose the question: is an ‘enterprise’ distro (in the specific sense meant here) an appropriate long-term choice for an ‘embedded’ project? Given the stated intention of the Upstream Provider to support only ARM systems that integrate APCI and comply with SBSA  [Server Base System Architecture] standards in future major releases (see https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/arm-dev/2017-October/003120.html), is such a distro an appropriate long-term choice for an ‘embedded’ project?

Why not? SBSA/SBBR, isn't just about big iron servers, its about 
providing enough standardization and platform abstraction in the Arm 
ecosystem that you can run the same basic kernel/distro over a wide 
variety of devices over time.

That seems like it would be useful for embedded machines as well. If for 
no other reason than to reduce the effort to apply security patches 
across a wide range of devices.

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