On 05/07/2015 12:51 AM, Dan Callaghan wrote:
Excerpts from Matt Jia's message of 2015-05-07 08:38 +10:00:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Dan Callaghan" <dcallagh(a)redhat.com>
>>> To: "beaker-devel" <beaker-devel(a)lists.fedorahosted.org>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3:48:16 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Beaker-devel] Simplify inventorying systems in Beaker
>>> Excerpts from Nick Coghlan's message of 2015-05-06 15:40 +10:00:
>>>> Could we pull the list of preferred inventory distros from a
>>>> configuration file rather than hardcoding it? That should be easier to
>>>> update when Fedora versions cycle, and also provides a way for instance
>>>> administrators to replace the default list with a different one.
> Would be even better to store this into the db as people can change it via Web UI?
Storing this in the db is overkill, the only reason we need a "preferred
list of distro families" at all is because we still haven't finished the
migration to lshw. Once that is done, the choice of distro becomes
basically irrelevant because lshw should be giving us the same info
everywhere. This is only a stop-gap while we have smolt on RHEL5/6 and
What about tagging the distros in beaker and use them for inventory based on these tags?
Something like inventory_prio1, inventory_prio2,...
That's both WebUI and CLI friendly and does not require any config changes.