There has been a lack of participation at our weekly meeting the past
couple of weeks. I am wondering if Thursdays at 17:00EST is still a good
time for everyone, or if we would get better participation at some other
time. Would another time perhaps work better for everyone?
Justin M. Forbes
Since Eucalyptus upstream doesn't support block device mapping in the euca2ools 1.2 release, from what I gather it's pretty much worthless for building Fedora images. Their development builds, however, claim to support block device mapping, so would it be worth updating Fedora's packages to development versions so we can hopefully use ec2-api-tools from RPM Fusion as little as possible? (Or at least get feedback to upstream so we can start weaning ourselves off of it over time)
5pm eastern US time, #fedora-meeting. Want to get an idea of where we are
since we didn't have any attendance last week. Feel free to reply with any
additional topics you might like to discuss so that we can flesh out an
Justin M. Forbes
Talking of getting images ready...
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From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik(a)iki.fi>
Date: Fri, May 14, 2010 at 2:08 PM
Subject: [fedora-virt] Fedora 13 rc as Xen PV guest test report
I just tried installing Fedora 13 release candidate as Xen PV guests/domUs:
- F13 rc 32bit PAE Xen PV guest (kernel 18.104.22.168-85.fc13.i686.PAE)
- F13 rc 64bit Xen PV guest (kernel 22.214.171.124-85.fc13.x86_64)
Xen dom0 for these tests was RHEL 5.5 x86_64.
I installed F13 guests using virt-manager and http fedora mirror.
Both installed OK, no problems found. Absolute mouse pointer worked OK
on the graphical console.
RHEL 5.5 has pygrub support for ext4, so having F13 guest
/boot on ext4 (the default for F13) is not a problem anymore.
I also tested save/restore functionality:
- F13 64bit guest with 1 and 4 vcpus: save/restore OK.
- F13 32bit PAE guest with 1 and 4 vcpus: save/restore OK.
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5pm eastern US time, #fedora-meeting. Want to get feedback from the
others testing images on local hosts, as well as any potential EC2 image
tests. Feel free to reply with any additional topics you might like to
Justin M. Forbes
<zodbot> Minutes (text):
The big takeaway from my perspective: we need as much help as we can get
to create an F12 image that boots on RHEL 5.5 + Xen. Then we take *that*
image and test it on EC2. It may well fail, since it appears that they're
running a Frankenstein RHEL 5.(0-2), but at least we'll be able to isolate
their failures, demonstrate that we've got our stuff working, and put
pressure on them to fix if need be.
<gregdek> OK, so to recap the plan:
<gregdek> * huff will post the latest ks and tools he's been using to get
latest image, to remind everyone of where we're at.
<gregdek> * others feel free to hack at the ks and build/test new images,
sending feedback to the list.
<gregdek> * eventually we'll get something that boots on rhel 5.5 xen.
<gregdek> * then we try to upload Teh Winnar to EC2.
<gregdek> * It will probably fail, at which point we'll throw it over the
wall to Amazon -- or maybe it'll work, in which case, WIN!
<gregdek> Is that about right?
<huff> sounds good to me
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