Precise: collapse gerneric and server into one flavour

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at
Wed Oct 12 11:04:43 UTC 2011

Leann - Given the few differences between amd64 server and generic 
flavours, I think its time to consider collapsing these 2 flavours into 
one. There are some server config options that could be set in generic 
without issue, and the I/O scheduler can be changed at runtime.

Please research the possibilities and let me know if I've overlooked any 
reasons to _not_ do this. Note that there will be knock on effects in 
meta packages, upgrade issues from 10.04 to 12.04, and upgrade issues 
from 11.10 to 12.04.

As an alternative we could drop the virtual flavour altogether and make 
the appropriate changes to support virtual in the server flavour.

At any rate, I think its time to investigate collapsing at least one of 
these flavours. I eagerly await your analysis prior to the first Precise 
kernel upload.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at

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