Re: Small rant: installer environment size

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]


On Thu, 2022-12-08 at 20:23 +0100, drago01 wrote:
> > Please bear in mind the difference between bare metal and virtual
> > machines. The bare metal machine may have 32 GB of RAM, making a
> > 800 MB install image a non-issue. For a public cloud virtual
> > machine
> > though, this could bump your VM sizing up 1 level from 2 GB quota
> > to a 4 GB RAM quota, with correspondingly higher price point. Now
> > most people probably don't run the installer in a public cloud,
> > preferring pre-built disk images. Even in a local machine though,
> > you may be using most of your 32 GB of RAM for other things (well
> > firefox/chrome), so allowing extra for the VM is not without
> > resource cost. If we could figure out a way to knock a few 100 MB
> > off the installer RAM requirements that is valuable.
> > 
> > 
> The problem I see here is not the presence of the firmware on the
> image,
> but the fact that it seems to be loaded into memory despite not being
> used.

This is the direction Daniel was thinking down. I'm waiting for someone
with more expertise to reply, but I suspect the reply is going to be
along the lines of "yes, we *can* do that, but it's somewhat tricky
work that involves thinking about lots of paths that aren't obvious,
and somebody would need to dedicate their time to working on that".
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA
IRC: adamw | Twitter: adamw_ha

Anaconda-devel mailing list -- anaconda-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To unsubscribe send an email to anaconda-devel-leave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Fedora Code of Conduct:
List Guidelines:
List Archives:
Do not reply to spam, report it:

[Index of Archives]     [Kickstart]     [Fedora Users]     [Fedora Legacy List]     [Fedora Maintainers]     [Fedora Desktop]     [Fedora SELinux]     [Big List of Linux Books]     [Yosemite News]     [Yosemite Photos]     [KDE Users]     [Fedora Tools]
  Powered by Linux