Bug 1426653

Summary: biosdevname: enabling support for the HA and RS variants on the ppc64le
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Reporter: Djordje Todorovic <dtodorov>
Component: biosdevnameAssignee: Michal Sekletar <msekleta>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Release Test Team <release-test-team-automation>
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Priority: unspecified    
Version: 7.4Keywords: FutureFeature
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Hardware: ppc64le   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2017-02-27 10:50:36 UTC Type: Bug
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Bug Blocks: 1370652, 1435621    

Description Djordje Todorovic 2017-02-24 14:34:41 UTC
Description of problem:

We are currently working on enabling support for HA and RS variants on the ppc64le platform (due to feature parity with x86_64) for the RHEL-7.4. biosdevname is currently marked as mandatory for the x86_64 in the compose config but has not yet been built on the ppc64le and will thus, break the composes, until built.

Comment 1 Michal Sekletar 2017-02-27 10:50:36 UTC
biosdevname requires platform firmware to support smbios and presumably only FW on intel based platforms had that support. Also we've always built biosdevname only for intel arch.

Note that I am not completely opposed to having biosdevname on other arches too. But historically those other platforms just didn't provide information necessary for biosdevname naming to work.

For now, please adjust your pungi config. In case some real customer requests biosdevname on ppc64le then we can reevaluate this bug.