Bug 1633185 - Please drop bcc-* packages from non-x86_64 architectures
Summary: Please drop bcc-* packages from non-x86_64 architectures
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: releng
Version: 7.6
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Release Engineering Bug Triage
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Jaroslav Klech
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-09-26 11:41 UTC by Stanislav Kozina
Modified: 2018-10-05 07:57 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Known Issue
Doc Text:
Enabling the *BCC* packages for the 64-bit AMD and Intel architectures only The BPF Compiler Collection (BCC) library and the *pcp-pmda-bcc* plugins use the *bpf()* system call, which is enabled only on the 64-bit AMD and Intel CPU architectures. As a result, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 only supports *BCC* and *pcp-pmda-bcc* for the 64-bit AMD and Intel CPU architectures.
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Last Closed: 2018-09-26 12:07:48 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Stanislav Kozina 2018-09-26 11:41:07 UTC

Please drop non-x86_64 packages from rhel-7.6 and rhel-alt-7.6 composes:

bcc uses bpf() syscall which is not enabled on other than x86_64 architecture in RHEL-7.6. This is doen't make sense to ship these.

Comment 2 Stanislav Kozina 2018-09-26 12:07:48 UTC
Removal of bcc from ppc64le would cause removal of pcp-pmda-bcc as well. Looks like it's too late for such change.

Closing this bug now because for RHEL-7.7 we don't yet know if we'll support bpf() on non-x86_64 arches or we'll want to drop bcc and pcp-pmda-bcc.

Doc impact: Please document on Release Notes that bcc and pcp-pmda-bcc plugins don't work on other than x86_64 architecture. Thanks!

Comment 3 Jaroslav Klech 2018-10-01 18:19:47 UTC
Hello Stanislav,

I proposed the doc_text draft above for this known issue. Please feel free to give me your feedback or other info you would like to mention.

Thank you


Comment 4 Stanislav Kozina 2018-10-02 09:57:50 UTC
Hey Jaroslav, per Comment#2 we decided to close this is WONTFIX because we didn't cause any impact in RC stage. This won't be done for GA, please don't document this. Thanks!

Comment 5 Jaroslav Klech 2018-10-02 12:33:53 UTC
Do I understand it correctly, that this BZ shouldn't be documented in the release notes for RHEL 7.6.0?


Comment 6 Stanislav Kozina 2018-10-02 13:01:06 UTC
Ugh, sorry! I should have read more carefully. Yes, your proposed doc text looks good to me, please use it as Known Issue. Thanks!

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