Bug 1000920

Summary: [RFE] Support PPC and ARM builds
Product: [Retired] oVirt Reporter: Fabian Deutsch <fdeutsch>
Component: ovirt-nodeAssignee: Fabian Deutsch <fdeutsch>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: bugs <bugs>
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Priority: low    
Version: 4.0CC: acathrow, cshao, dfediuck, gouyang, gustavold, hadong, jboggs, leiwang, mgoldboi, ovirt-bugs, ovirt-maint, ramon.rnm, ycui, yeylon
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Last Closed: 2014-06-11 13:53:03 UTC Type: Bug
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Bug Blocks: 238953, 485251, 179260    

Description Fabian Deutsch 2013-08-26 06:29:53 UTC
Description of problem:
ovirt-node currently doesn't build on PPC/ARM because some requirements are not available on these platforms.

Comment 1 Ramon Medeiros 2013-09-03 15:44:17 UTC
What requirements are not available. Can I help?

Comment 2 Ramon Medeiros 2013-09-03 15:45:21 UTC
I'm looking for PPC support!

Comment 3 Fabian Deutsch 2013-09-03 15:46:49 UTC
Hey Ramon,

the reason is that some dependencies are not available on ARM (dunno about PPC).
E.g. libvirt cim or so it was.

Additionally - at least on arm - the installation will probably fail as it is tied to grub2?.

Comment 4 Mike Burns 2013-09-03 16:35:57 UTC
(In reply to Fabian Deutsch from comment #3)
> Hey Ramon,
> 
> the reason is that some dependencies are not available on ARM (dunno about
> PPC).
> E.g. libvirt cim or so it was.

Yes, libvirt-cim is not available on ARM

> 
> Additionally - at least on arm - the installation will probably fail as it
> is tied to grub2?.

grub2 causes build failures as well since we "require" grub2 in our base ovirt-node package.


As for PPC, it's not a primary architecture on Fedora (AFAIK).  The main problem here is that we depend on qemu-kvm which is not available on ppc.

Comment 5 Gustavo Luiz Duarte 2013-12-02 15:42:41 UTC
(In reply to Mike Burns from comment #4)
> As for PPC, it's not a primary architecture on Fedora (AFAIK).  The main
> problem here is that we depend on qemu-kvm which is not available on ppc.

qemu-kvm is available on ppc64: http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=208990

*Running* KVM on PPC64 requires special hardware with KVM support though.

libvirt-cim and grub2 are also available on Fedora ppc64.

Comment 6 Doron Fediuck 2014-06-11 13:53:03 UTC
We're considering a different node implementation for oVirt 4.0.
Hence, closing this RFE. Please re-open if relevant.