32 bit slicehost hosts?

Major Hayden major.hayden at rackspace.com
Wed Mar 3 13:24:40 UTC 2010

Thanks, Stephen!  I have a CentOS 5.4 32-bit image in testing that Seth has reviewed.  It appears to be working well with our latest three kernels, and I haven't found any problems while setting up some basic services (apache, mysql, php, etc).

Seth and I have been emailing back and forth regarding 32-bit Fedora and the issue that os.uname() returns x86_64.  He made the point that $basearch/$arch in the yum configs would be set to x86_64, which would cause yum to pull 64-bit packages for Fedora from then on.  I thought the /etc/rpm/platform fix would help (as it did in CentOS), but that's ignored with yum in Fedora.

Using pvgrub would eliminate this problem, but that requires a significant developer contribution on our end to bring our automation tools up to speed.  I've built a few 32-bit kernels from Ubuntu's sources as well as upstream kernel.org sources and I've had kernel panics inside the domU that I cannot resolve.

Major Hayden

On Mar 2, 2010, at 23:23, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 8:26 PM, Major Hayden <major.hayden at rackspace.com> wrote:
>> Seth has graciously offered to review our offerings and give us a hand if we run into problems.  I've been talking with him today in detail and I may have narrowed it down to an issue outside of the Fedora/CentOS distributions themselves.
>> jforbes pointed me to the Fedora Cloud SIG group today - I wasn't aware of it before.  I work at Rackspace in a systems operations role within the Slicehost/Cloud Servers group.  As I discussed with Seth, I'm one of the biggest proponents of Fedora, CentOS and Red Hat within the Cloud segment and I look forward to working more with members of your team!
>> --
>> Major Hayden
>> major.hayden at rackspace.com
> Cool. As a customer and a Fedora person, I would love to help you on this.
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