Automatic Conflict Resolution For Partial Configurations
The LCM is already able to detect conflicts, with a fairly small change you could make it automatically resolve it.
In my opinion we should be able to set a priority of each partial configuration in the meta config of the LCM.
With a priority set and when a conflict is detected, the LCM could look at the priority and choose a winner.
You could than create a layered approach of partial configs (by different teams) without having to be afraid of running into conflicts.
This is something I see more people struggling with, which results in solutions like datum (https://github.com/gaelcolas/Datum) which makes it unnecessary complicated to create a hierarchical structure in the partial configs.
At our company with somewhere around 9000 servers which are spread around the globe, we want to introduce a global config, which then can be overwritten with regional settings and on top of that server role and server specific settings.