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Comment: Re:Pulseaudio misconceptions (Score 1) 755

by segedunum (#49072773) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System

Why the fuck do you want to round a *sound mixer* inside your *kernel space* ?! Do you run your video decoder and webbrowser there too ? I prefer t o run unnecessary things like sound as daemons in userspace. Thank you very much.

Because that's exactly where it should be. No other kernel interface says to an application "Sorry, this interface is in use. one at a time please". Stupid, but initially the whole whole rationale behind PulseAudio according to Poettering was to make mixing work and no software mixing code would be accepted in the kernel, which is odd, because no one had ever tried. The 'one interface at a time' thing would have been reason enough for Linus to consider the issue. No other kernel interface does it, and for good reason.

Comment: Re:Fuck Me (Score 1) 553

by segedunum (#48819025) Attached to: SystemD Gains New Networking Features

Newsflash: systemd is popular among people with the technical background to be in charge of choosing a daemon and interface manager.

Newsflash, none of the passive aggressive people behind systemd have the technical background to be building such a system and you only need to look at the kernel developers' opinion on that one. It's not like ill-advised software hasn't been pushed before and then hastily retracted in the open source world.

Comment: Re:Ok, so what's the new flavor of the moment? (Score 0) 291

by segedunum (#48476023) Attached to: Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

PSA: Code clarity doesn't have anything to do with making a compiler that outputs slow binaries.

It actually does once you realise the implications of creating a higher level language in the quest for said code clarity and more to the point, developer productivity. That's a trend that should be pretty obvious to anyone who feels qualified to comment on this topic.

Comment: Re:Gnome3, systemd etc. (Score 1) 450

by segedunum (#48441311) Attached to: Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

Of course it does. RedHat leads on a lot of products that are upsteam for many of the distributions, in particular Debian. Suse also supports this shift with their products. So yes it is relevant.

PaaS concerns have no relevance to the vast majority of system administrators out there. We require an init system amongst other things that work and where things can be pieced together when things do go wrong. 'Process management' is not a reason for a poorly defined piece of software such as systemd attempting to replace long used and very well tested pieces of software in areas where it has no business being

Do you really believe that RedHat doesn't know what they are doing?

No.

Do you really find that plausible?

Yes. The maintainers of systemd have demonstrated consistently how unresponsive they are in this and other projects.

Comment: Re:Yawn ... (Score 1) 167

by segedunum (#48441183) Attached to: Microsoft Azure Outage Across the Globe

Check out he prices for EC2 reserved instances, if you know you'll need that server for 3 years.

If I was committing myself to a server for three years then I'd buy one where all the resources were guaranteed to be mine...... The whole point of the 'cloud' is to get yourself away from long-term commitments, move around your infrastructure and upgrade as necessary. The fact that Amazon, and others, have started doing this to look better against dedicated hardware tells me that things are not sustainable in that castle up in the sky.

Prices are similar per core to buying entry-level Dell rackmount servers with 3-year support contracts. Of course, the physical Dell has more memory and disk than the VM with the same core count, so you come out ahead there if you needs lots of memory, or local disk, but not by a lot.

I don't think comparing and equating dedicated hardware to a transient Amazon instance in a data centre you will never see is a terribly good idea. The whole point of the cloud is to remove yourself from such long-term commitments. I also have a chuckle at any salesperson who starts using doublespeak like telling me how less expensive something is 'per core' or 'per watt'. It's usually a whole load of nonsensical corner cases they've dreamed up.

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