[CentOS-mirror] Lost 5.4

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Fri May 14 04:04:14 UTC 2010

On Thu, 13 May 2010, R. Scott Belford wrote:

>>        http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/PXE/InternetInstallation

umm did you read the new section about 'skew' ?

> agree that this another reason to be wary of network installs, but I
> would hardly chalk this one up to yet another example of why not. The
> failure has nothing to do with the wiki.

The sever management team are human, working across networks, 
on remote machines that come and go at times, within limiting
constraints ...  keeping a disk space 'bloom' under 
control comes to mind

This is an elaborate dance, and predictable and comtrollable 
only if, say, we do a few dry runs to get a stripted roll out 
and check tested for a set of test cases.  No doubt there 
would then be a unanticipated growth in a result archive, and 
the cost of testing would go unrewarded

Of course this would mean that we have perhaps another week's 
delay 'til bitflip release.  It's not gonna happen

That means 'skew happens', no matter how perfect the tools. 
I believe Ralph mentioned a 'hung' puppet process

If a person wants to install off a hot mirror, rather than a 
quiescent local copy, they earned their pain.

-- Russ herrold

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