Bug 844503

Summary: qemu package doesn't build kvm on ppc64
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh>
Component: qemuAssignee: Fedora Virtualization Maintainers <virt-maint>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: amit.shah, berrange, cfergeau, clalancette, crobinso, dwmw2, ehabkost, extras-orphan, itamar, knoel, markmc, notting, pbonzini, quintela, rjones, scottt.tw, virt-maint
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Last Closed: 2012-08-14 16:36:47 EDT Type: Bug
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Description Benjamin Herrenschmidt 2012-07-30 19:18:40 EDT
Depends on bug #844502

In order to enjoy KVM on ppc(64), we would like Fedora to build a KVM enabled qemu for it (at least ppc64, ppc32 is not required).

The current Fedora qemu spec file builds a bunch of qemu system emulators without kvm (missing ppc/ppc64 but that's the subject of bug #844502) and when the target arch is x86(_64), also builds a kvm-enabled qemu-kvm.

The obvious approach would be to duplicate those stanza to also build one when the target is ppc64. I did some local hacking on the spec file and essentially ended up duplicating the x86_64 rules for ppc64 (so I could use slightly different configure options).

I'll update this bug with our configure options etc... asap
Comment 1 Benjamin Herrenschmidt 2012-07-30 19:26:22 EDT
So internally we hacked our SPEC file to do:

./configure --target-list=ppc64-softmmu \
            --prefix=%{_prefix} \
            --sysconfdir=%{_sysconfdir} \
            --audio-drv-list=pa,sdl,alsa,oss \
            --disable-strip \
            --extra-ldflags="$extraldflags -pie -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-z,now" \
            --extra-cflags="%{optflags} -fPIE -DPIE" \
            --enable-mixemu \
%if %{without rbd}
            --disable-rbd \
%endif
%if %{without fdt}
            --disable-fdt \
%endif
            --enable-trace-backend=dtrace \
            --disable-werror \
            --enable-kvm

Some things like the audio-drv list are just copied from x86_64, and it
requires libfdt so we might want to avoid the "without fdt" bit in practice (or just not build the whole thing)
Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2012-08-14 16:36:47 EDT
Should be fixed by qemu-1.2-0.2.20120806git3e430569.fc18