[ovirt-devel] [ARM64] Possiblity to support oVirt on ARM64

Zhenyu Zheng zhengzhenyulixi at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 08:29:15 UTC 2020


Any other comments for this topic?



On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 9:17 AM Zhenyu Zheng <zhengzhenyulixi at gmail.com>

> Hi Nir,
> Thanks alot for the quick response and information, actually I also
> worked a little bit on libvirt and other from our
> team has experiences in qemu, those projects works OK on ARM platform, it
> is just the capability might be less
> when comparing to other platforms, for example, myself just added the
> getHost() capability for ARM64 in libvirt and
> now planning to work on compareCPU() API, after that we will have better
> migration workflow on ARM platform.
> For resources, actually, yes, I think we can provide those for oVirt
> community, could you tell me more details about
> what kind of resources are more suitable, our current resources are mostly
> VMs from public cloud, will that be OK?
> BR,
> Zhenyu
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 2:07 AM Nir Soffer <nsoffer at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 5:04 PM Zhenyu Zheng <zhengzhenyulixi at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi oVirt,
>> >
>> > We are currently trying to make oVirt work on ARM64 platform, since I'm
>> quite new to oVirt community, I'm wondering what is the current status
>> about ARM64 support in the oVirt upstream, as I saw the oVirt Wikipedia
>> page mentioned there is an ongoing efforts to support ARM platform. We have
>> a small team here and we are willing to also help to make this work.
>> Hi Zhenyu,
>> I think this is a great idea, both supporting more hardware, and
>> enlarging the oVirt
>> community.
>> Regarding hardware support we depend mostly on libvirt and qemu, and I
>> don't know
>> that is the status. Adding relevant lists and people.
>> I don't know about any effort  on oVirt side, but last week I added
>> arm builds for
>> ovirt-imageio and it works:
>> https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/nsoffer/ovirt-imageio-preview/build/1555705/
>> We have many dependendencies, but oVirt itself is mostly python and java,
>> with
>> tiny bits in C or using ctypes, so it should not be too hard.
>> I think the first thing is getting some hardware for testing. Do you
>> have such hardware,
>> or have some contacts that can help to get hardware contribution for this?
>> Nir
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