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Re: [SLE] Is there any real purpose for hald on a server-only system?
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2006 10:14:29 +0200
  • Message-id: <e87v96$phl$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ian Marlier wrote:

> I worked through the "what requires" RPM option to figure this out
> with 10.0, and it turned out that on a basic server install
> (text-only, plus a couple of utils, apache, and php) the only thing
> that needed hald was
> powersaved. In that particular application, I didn't want powersaved
> running anyway, so I just removed it, disabled hald, and everything
> has been running for months without issue.

Thanks Ian, that is exactly what I wanted to hear. And I have no need
for powersaved either.

> That said, I have no USB devices, no firewire devices, no iSCSI or
> other SAN, basically nothing fancy at all.

Pretty much the same here, although I might be looking at running a SAN
over fibre.

> Not sure if that holds true for 10.1, but that's my experience with
> 10.0. I would give it a good bit of QA before experimenting in a
> production environment, though...


> (Also, whatever you end up doing, pay attention to the system clock.
> What made me disable powersaved was clock skew related to freq
> scaling...there was some weirdness there in 9.3 and 10.0, don't know
> yet if it's gone in 10.1)

I run NTP everywhere.

/Per Jessen, Z├╝rich

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