On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 02:42:35PM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
Red Hat engineering is starting a new project we're calling
"stateless Linux" for lack of a better name - some components of this
are already in Rawhide, and others will be appearing shortly.
We've been keeping the project a little bit quiet at first, but now
we've written it up in some detail:
- an overview document, available from
- a HOWTO document and a couple associated RPMs, available from
There aren't many new RPMs for this, because stateless Linux isn't a
single codebase or package, it's a set of changes across the
distribution (you might think of it as a "philosophy"). Most of the
changes are already in Rawhide (the highlights are mentioned in the
Appreciate feedback, especially from anyone who has time to try out
the HOWTO. We expect the code to change quite a bit as issues and
suggestions come in.
It looks very promising, and reminds in part of fai, the Debian
installer with centralised (and CVS managed) host configuration. Could
some parts of fai (like the class based configuration file repository)
be taken over?
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net