On Thu, 2007-08-16 at 11:43 +0800, David Woodhouse wrote:
On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 15:59 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> Of course, now the fun part is that it would be nice to be able to
> support both ppc and ppc64 with the images. There are a few barriers to
> that as it currently stands.
Indeed. I was planning to get to that after we'd got the groundwork
After I wrote this, I _think_ I got most of the livecd pieces in place
ppc64 kernels. Didn't get a chance to test the created disc before I
had to leave the office, though, and I'm wfh today. Will be in tomorrow
to try it out.
> The biggest is probably that the ppc and ppc64 kernels
> conflict. The actual vmlinuz files as well as the modules end up under
> the same paths. Without that fixed, it's a bit of a non-starter. Maybe
> it finally makes sense to make the paths depend on uname -m in addition
> to uname -r? Other ideas?
That was certainly one of the potential solutions I'd thought of. Others
were more hackish,
Hackish, indeed... I think that encoding the arch might be the cleanest
thing. And it allows some other things down the road too
It would be nice if whatever solution we settle on ends up with only
'proper' kernel installed, not both. Not mandatory though, I suppose --
as long as yum isn't going to keep updating both, and letting the user
boot the 'wrong' ones.
We can probably put something into anaconda to do removal of the
non-relevant kernel after the install. It's going to be a little ugly,
but I don't see any way around it.
> If we get that fixed, the livecd-creator side of things
> that bad to do. Mainly just making it so that we handle multiple
> kernels (which kanarip has a patch for, just need to finish getting it
> into a merge-ready state) and then a little of the 3264 logic out of
> anaconda's scripts.
Cool. I should be home this weekend, and in a position to screw with it
on various 32-bit and 64-bit hardware (including PS3, although PS3 is a
bit too memory-starved to be running swapless).
Any help and testing would be much appreciated; the goal being to have
ppc live images available for test2 even if there are a few rough edges