Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 841328
EC2 upload style imagebuild fails to set x86_64 AMI architecture
Last modified: 2013-08-01 13:08:40 EDT
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
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.
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?
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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