[libvirt] RE: [virt-tools-list] Questions about virt-manager running on Arch of Itanium 64

Dustin Xiong x_k_123 at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 24 02:05:08 UTC 2009




> Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 16:16:05 +0000
> From: berrange at redhat.com
> To: crobinso at redhat.com
> CC: x_k_123 at hotmail.com; libvirt-list at redhat.com; virt-tools-list at redhat.com
> Subject: Re: [virt-tools-list] Questions about virt-manager running on Arch of	Itanium 64
> 
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 11:09:28AM -0500, Cole Robinson wrote:
> > On 11/23/2009 01:43 AM, Dustin Xiong wrote:
> > >  Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 08:14:09 -0500, cole wrote:
> > >>
> > >> cc-ing libvirt-list
> > >>
> > 
> > >> >>> My cpu is itanium 64, the OS is RHEL.The libvirt is 0.6.3,
> > > virt-manager
> > >> >>> is 0.6.1.
> > >>
> > >> Ah, are you using the version of libvirt that comes with RHEL 5.4? That
> > >> version has been patched to only look for the qemu-kvm binary in one
> > >> spot: /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm IIRC. You could try to work with that! , but
> > >> since you are already building upstream KVM, vir! t-manage r, and
> > > virtinst,
> > >> might not be a bad idea to pull upstream libvirt as well.
> > >>
> > > 
> > > yes, my libvirt rpm and other related rpms all came from the RHEL 5.4
> > > iso. And they all build for itanium 64
> > > # rpm -qa | grep libvirt
> > > libvirt-python-0.6.3-20.el5
> > > libvirt-devel-0.6.3-20.el5
> > > libvirt-0.6.3-20.el5
> > > 
> > > And i try to make a link, it still doesn't work.
> > > ln -s /usr/local/bin/qemu-system-ia64 /usr/libexec/qemu-system-ia64
> > > 
> > 
> > Actually I think that destination needs to be /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm, not
> > qemu-system-ia64. And looking at the rhel5 code, this can also be
> > /usr/bin/qemu-kvm
> 
> 
> That's not going to help.  'ia64' is not listed as a valid architecture
> in qemu_conf.c, so it'll never be pulled into the capabilities, and thus
> libvirt will never even look for a KVM binary
> 

The libvirt and virt-manager rpm all come from the iso of 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 Server (Itanium)Does the redhat have the plans to implement the architecture ia64 in libvirt ?

> Someone needs to update qemu_conf.c to handle ia64 correctly.
> 

If i want to update qemu_conf.c to handle ia64 , which files or datastruct needs to update ? Only the qemu_conf.c ?

thanks a lot
 		 	   		  
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