On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 1:44 PM, <omalleys(a)msu.edu> wrote:
Quoting Niels de Vos <devos(a)fedoraproject.org>:
> While I am checking the details of qemu and libvirt, I am wondering if
> there is a kernel available that has virtio support.
I tried to get this working a couple of months ago, there are patches
related to it submitted and some of them have made it into the
mainline kernel. Im not sure if all of them have at this point or not.
(I didnt get it to work with the submitted patches so i was just going
to wait. :) ) I haven't tried recently. It is probably time to try
Okay, good to know. Do you have any specific pointers? Depending on my
own needs/interest, I might understand the issue and propose updated
patches (if needed).
Libvirt handles arm natively.. if you go through the whole machine
setup in libvirt, I think it is the last step, select qemu instead of
kvm, then arm will show up as an option for archtype now. :) However
it doesn't work with the rootfs-12 because of the options to qemu,
that showed up in the script.
Yeah, I got that working now. A bug that the script fixes has been
logged as https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=667345
Provided a patch now, and I hope to be able to get that included soon.
> If not, I will
> need to compile my own kernel, which feels a little silly.
does only seem to have one kernel
> package available, and that is kernel-headers which I hardly can use
> for booting. I am wondering if there are any scratch-builds available
> that have a functioning vmlinz.
There are directions on how to rebuild the kernel for qemu.. :)
:D You are the second one to mention that building my own kernel is
needed. I don't doubt that the instructions work, and obviously I need
to follow them.
If you want to try the alpha 13 release, you probably have to copy
/dev dir out of the old root-fs and move it to the new one.
I'll note it down and hope to find out if that is needed within a
couple of weeks.