Talk:Diskless system

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Diskless_Network_Boot_NBD_Root merge and rewrite

There was a bunch of extraneous stuff that was clogging up the old articles, and most information was duplicated between the two. This is the result of the cleanup effort. That gPXE stuff, for example, deserves its own article in my opinion. Yet-another refactoring/merging of the related PXE article is also planned--the two should be sub-articles of a larger "PXE" article that describes "PXE" in general, with sub-articles describing booting installation media or an arch installation (minimizing duplicated information yet even more). --Buhman (talk) 14:31, 9 October 2012 (UTC)


If DNSmasq is not appropriate for the job, please write a section explaining why this is the case. Since I use dnsmasq, I'd be interested to know why exactly you think it's not appropriate. What definitely is not appropriate, however, is undoing my edits, for which I've gone to pains to explain my reasoning. Giddie (talk) 10:38, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

No, we don't write sections explaining why sections don't exist. That's just plain stupid. --Buhman (talk) 10:42, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
We write sections explaining why an obvious choice is actually not a good idea, so others can be informed and avoid the same mistake. (Assuming they agree that it is actually a mistake.) Seriously: this wiki is not here to reflect only your own opinions; it's here so that we can all share our knowledge. It's all about collaboration and compromise, and I'm seeing very little of that from you right now. Giddie (talk) 11:34, 11 December 2012 (UTC)


This article seems to be undergoing an edit war between User:Buhman and User:Giddie, and this is bad for the wiki and its users: I remind both users that the articles of the wiki belong to everybody and can't be treated as personal notebooks. Entering more into the merits of the discussion, I also remind that it's a common policy of the ArchWiki to always explain all the possible ways to achieve a particular result, never hiding anything and always leaving the final choice to the end users; if some methods are working but discouraged for some reasons, they are to be left in the article together with those reasons of discouragement; if some methods are working only under some conditions, these conditions are to be described, possibly adding an appropriate article status template. Different subsections can be created to keep the various methods separate.

Furthermore, I invite to always sign with the full signature in discussion pages (~~~~) and to always thoroughly justify the edits with the edit summary, avoiding expressions like "why the fsck was this even created?" or empty summaries (in particular when undoing edits), since these practices don't help in any way. Finally, please avoid expressions like "NFSv3 sucks", "Kthx", "I couldn't care less about your migration woes; it doesn't belong on the wiki, end of discussion", "That's just plain stupid", ... since this is considered flaming, and flamers are not welcome here, regardless of the effective quality of their edits.

This section is more of a notice than a real discussion, so replies are not expected, please go on with the other discussions peacefully and constructively: once the situation has calmed down, this section can just be deleted.

-- Kynikos (talk) 14:39, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Per-host mountpoints (was: Separate /var)

I feel like treating just /var specially isn't fair. I mean, how would /etc feel? In all seriousness, I think this needs to be reorganized into something like "per-host special mountpoints". --Buhman (talk) 15:30, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

That sounds fine to me, if you want to do that. I'm pretty sure that /var contains everything that makes a host unique (or that's the intention), and I'm keen for people to think about it, since it's an added complication that can easily be overlooked when planning the cluster. Giddie (talk) 15:39, 12 December 2012 (UTC)