[Yum-devel] Priorities plugin added to yum-utils

Tim Lauridsen tim at rasmil.dk
Fri Oct 27 16:18:27 UTC 2006


Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 15:38 +0200, Tim Lauridsen wrote:
>   
>> Mark McLoughlin wrote: 
>>     
>>> On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 14:18 +0200, Tim Lauridsen wrote:
>>>   
>>>       
>>>> # Core has lower priority than Updates, so packages from Updates cant
>>>> # overwrite packages from Core.
>>>>     
>>>>         
>>> 	Am I being stupid or does this sound backwards? If Core has lower
>>> priority than Updates, shouldn't packages from Updates overwrite
>>> packages from Core?
>>>   
>>>       
>> It might sound a little backwards, but it is the same with 
>> cpu priorities in a multitasking environment
>> jobs with lower priority comes before job with higher priority. (lower
>> is better )
>>     
>
> 	Right ... but, at a guess, that's because some crufty old UNIX hacker
> decades ago decided it would be nice[1] if the highest priority was
> zero.
>
> 	Maybe we're intending this to be some sort of selection process for
> kernel hackers? "If you think this makes sense, *you* *too* could hack
> the kernel!" 
>
> 	:-)
>
> Cheers,
> Mark.
>
> [1] - yes, the pun is intended ...
>
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:-D

Tim
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