[CentOS-devel] Timeline for C5 beta / final?

Nils Toedtmann centos-mail at nils.toedtmann.net
Sun Feb 18 13:37:53 UTC 2007

Am Sonntag, den 18.02.2007, 04:50 +0000 schrieb Karanbir Singh:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
> > The concern it more general - more about unpredictable differences. 
> > Having seen a difference in what the hwaddr setting does even within a 
> > version, I wouldn't count on it to work across versions without testing 
> > it first.
> Absolutely, and things get even murkier with Virtualised Interfaces and 
> VM's where there is sometimes no real relation to the MAC Addr at all! 

I did not check the other VMMs, but at least Xen can configure the
guest's MACs, for example

  vif = [ 'mac=FE:FD:00:DE:AD:04, bridge=br0' ]

So you could simulate the remote upgrade within a local VM using
identical HWADDRs. Of course that would not solve probs with other HW
(RAID, NIC-driver).


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