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action #46349

[s390x] Add qemu backend support

Added by ldevulder over 1 year ago. Updated 3 months ago.

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New
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Low
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Category:
Feature requests
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Start date:
2019-01-17
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Description

At this time, qemu/kvm VM are not using qemu backend like in aarch64/x86_64/ppc64le but instead are running on s390x using bootloader_zkvm.

This is mainly because there is no VNC access because there is no "GPU" available for s390x in qemu (and on a real hardware too!).

But a virtio-gpu has been added in recent qemu/kernel [1], so this could the first stack of a way to use qemu backend.

[1] https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-09/msg04184.html


Related issues

Related to openQA Tests - action #48434: [functional][u] test Tumbleweed s390x againResolved2019-02-26

Blocks openQA Tests - action #47852: [functional][u] test fails in firefox - use of milestones whenever possible to reduce wasteWorkable2019-02-13

Precedes openQA Tests - action #45158: [systemd] Implement systemd testsuite as openQA perl moduleIn Progress2019-01-18

History

#1 Updated by ldevulder over 1 year ago

A Proof-Of-Concept can be done with a recent qemu/kernel, but maybe a openSUSE TumbleWeed is needed for this.
But TW is not available anymore since about 2 years because of a lack of maintainer...

#2 Updated by okurz over 1 year ago

so you know what you would need to do ;)

#3 Updated by ldevulder over 1 year ago

okurz wrote:

so you know what you would need to do ;)

Yes! But time is the main issue, as usual :)
But I will try.

#4 Updated by SLindoMansilla over 1 year ago

  • Precedes action #45158: [systemd] Implement systemd testsuite as openQA perl module added

#5 Updated by ldevulder over 1 year ago

#6 Updated by SLindoMansilla over 1 year ago

#7 Updated by okurz over 1 year ago

  • Related to action #48434: [functional][u] test Tumbleweed s390x again added

#8 Updated by SLindoMansilla about 1 year ago

  • Blocks action #47852: [functional][u] test fails in firefox - use of milestones whenever possible to reduce waste added

#9 Updated by okurz 10 months ago

  • Project changed from openQA Infrastructure to openQA Project
  • Category set to Feature requests
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Target version set to future

I guess this would fit better in the openQA main project

#10 Updated by coolo 10 months ago

This might be an interesting stunt, but as long as customers run our products on zKVM systems (or whatever the current brand name is), this is what we will test.

#11 Updated by SLindoMansilla 3 months ago

one step closer: TW on s390x is being shipped https://openqa.opensuse.org/group_overview/34

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