[Yum-devel] Priorities plugin added to yum-utils
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 if the highest priority was
> 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!"
>  - yes, the pun is intended ...
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