[Oneiric-Topic] Server Boot

Louis RUPPERT lruppert at louruppert.com
Wed Mar 30 14:21:35 UTC 2011

On 30.03.2011 01:12, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> There was a lot of discussion around improving the server boot experience 
> before the UDS-M.  A number of people expressed interest in seeing more useful 
> diagnostic information during boot.  Others expressed concerns with boot 
> reliability on the more complex hardware typically found in servers.
> How are we doing on this?  Personally, I can't remember the last time I 
> rebooted a server and it wasn't via SSH and the hardware I use is the sort 
> there were problems with.  Are these still issues for the Ubuntu Server 
> community?

They are for me.  In the rare instance of a hardware or boot failure, I
like to be able to watch the process happen, and to be able to have a
working console to login to.  Anything that requires bootsplash and
upstart potentially interferes with that.  I don't care if my server
looks pretty when it's booting.  I do care that I can see at what point
in the boot process a catastrophic failure has occurred.

Using a car analogy, I can say that I can't remember the last time my
seat belt has restrained me in a head on collision, but it doesn't mean
that I want to eliminate it from the design.  :)


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