[Pulp-dev] Using nested virtualization for SELinux/FIPS CI testing on Travis & GHA

Mike DePaulo mikedep333 at redhat.com
Thu Feb 13 23:14:26 UTC 2020

I've only tested Travis so far, but this is very promising.

Hardware KVM virtualization appears to be working on Travis, via pulplift
(which uses vagrant, libvirt & KVM), without any hacks!

My current theory is that Travis uses either OpenVZ or KVM, and that the
"svm" warning is a limitation of nested virtualization working properly.

I'm going to investigate Travis a little further before trying out GHA. (Or
test them in parallel with same commands.) Including making 100% sure it is
not falling back to unaccelerated qemu emulation.

$ uname -a
Linux travis-job-7dcf26ac-24c0-462e-8418-69c466817f8e 5.0.0-1026-gcp
#27~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Nov 15 07:40:39 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64

$ sudo virt-what

$ sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -machine accel=kvm -vnc
qemu-system-x86_64: warning: host doesn't support requested feature:
CPUID.80000001H:ECX.svm [bit 2]

$ sudo vagrant ssh fedora31
Last login: Thu Feb 13 22:55:40 2020 from
$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 5.3.7-301.fc31.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Oct 21
19:18:58 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 31 (Thirty One)



Mike DePaulo

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