brainstorming for the UDS-N session list

Thierry Carrez thierry.carrez at
Thu Sep 30 09:10:03 BST 2010

Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> To me, "elegance", in a server boot, is compromised of meaningful
> log/info/warning/error messages, coupled with a convenient way to drop
> to a prompt (be it grub, initramfs, or the system shell), as soon as
> needed.  We've lost (or heavily masked) those server boot requirements
> over the last few releases.

I'm not that much after elegance, but more after predictability and
reproducibility in boot. Currently, booting once correctly is no
guarantee that it will boot next time, on the same (unchanged) machine.

Thierry Carrez
Technical lead, Ubuntu server team || Canonical Ltd.

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