Bug 841328

Summary: EC2 upload style imagebuild fails to set x86_64 AMI architecture
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Etsuji Nakai <enakai>
Component: imagefactoryAssignee: Ian McLeod <imcleod>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Patch to add -a option to euca-register none

Description Etsuji Nakai 2012-07-18 17:20:01 UTC
Created attachment 598952 [details]
Patch to add -a option to euca-register

Description of problem:

When using the upload style image build for Amazon EC2 (setting "ec2_build_style": "upload" in /etc/imagefactory/imagefactory.conf), the AMI architecure is always set to i386 even for x86_64 Fedora images.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

# rpm -qa | grep imagefactory

Additional info:

This is caused by missing to specify "-a <arch>" option to euca-register command in /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/imgfac/builders/Fedora_ec2_Builder.py. The attached is a patch to resolve it.

Comment 1 Ian McLeod 2012-07-18 17:57:58 UTC

The image architecture is set at the time the image is bundled.  I am confused as to how it would ever be necessary or sensible to override it at the time an image is registered.

The euca-register usage message suggests that it will default to i386 if no arch is specified.  This is incorrect.  At least in the version that we are using on RHEL6, if no arch is specified the code simply passes "None" to the register API command, which seems to simply inherit the architecture already set in the bundle.

Have you actually had the Factory produce an unbootable or otherwise unusable x86_64 bit image when using "upload" style builds?  I have repeatedly uploaded 64 bit builds (including all of the JEOS builds for Fedora) without issue.

Is it possible that this is a change in behaviour in the euca tools?

Comment 2 Ian McLeod 2012-07-18 18:10:23 UTC
Answering my own question, yes, it is a change in the euca-register behaviour.  The version in F17 (and possibly earlier versions) now actually does default to i386 when nothing is specified.

I'll fix this up.

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