F20 Self Contained Change: ARM on x86 with libvirt/virt-manager

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Thu Jul 11 14:02:02 UTC 2013

= Proposed Self Contained Change: ARM on x86 with libvirt/virt-manager =

Change owner(s): Cole Robinson <crobinso at redhat.com>

Fix running ARM VMs on x86 hosts using standard libvirt tools libvirt virsh, 
virt-manager and virt-install. 

== Detailed description ==
qemu has an ARM emulator that works well and is actively used in the Fedora 
ARM effort. However libvirt and virt-manager currently have issues launching 
qemu-system-arm VMs, mostly by encoding x86 assumptions in the generated 
command line that cause qemu-system-arm to fail to start. Let's fix it! 

== Scope ==
Proposal owners: 
  1. Get fixed virt-manager and libvirt packages into Fedora by the feature 
  2.Fix issues in libvirt with generating qemu-system-arm command lines
    * We may only target a single machine type for this, need to determine [1]  
  3. Fix virt-manager to not encode incorrect device types like 'ide' [2]   
  4. Optionally identify any UI defaults that can be improved to handle this 

Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change) 

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=807538 
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=806105
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