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Re: Speed up installation: increase priority of eatmydata-udeb to standard


ValdikSS <iam@valdikss.org.ru> (2021-04-28):
> eatmydata-udeb package is designed to speed up the installation process.
> However, it's not used by default and could be activated only with preseed
> file or kernel cmdline argument.
> Please consider increasing eatmydata-udeb priority to standard in
> debian-installer overrides, for it to be used by default. This will speed up
> installation by an order on slower HDDs.
> It will be perfect to include this change before final Bullseye ISO release.
> For more information, read the post in debian-boot:
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2021/03/msg00121.html

We already have a lot of serious problems to solve in the installer;
I wouldn't want to see possible extra perturbations due to a syscall

The best would be to have that kind of change happen right at the
beginning of a release cycle, rather than in the last few weeks
before a release…

A compromise might be thinking about backporting the change to
bullseye once it's been tested with some D-I Bookworm Alpha 1 (but
that would also be a rather important change to backport to a stable

Happy to hear other opinions.

Cyril Brulebois (kibi@debian.org)            <https://debamax.com/>
D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant

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