F21 Self Contained Change: 64bit ARM emulation on x86

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Tue Apr 15 08:54:12 UTC 2014

= Proposed Self Contained Change: 64bit ARM emulation on x86 = 

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

Allow running 64bit ARM (AArch64) VMs on x86 hosts using standard the standard 
qemu and libvirt stack, as well as end user tools like virt-manager and virt-

== Detailed Description ==
Work is quickly under way in upstream qemu to enable full AArch64 system 
emulation with qemu-system-aarch64. This 'Change' will track landing that work 
in Fedora 21, in addition to the higher level bits in libvirt and virt-manager 
to ensure it's all usable with standard tools.

To be clear, this stuff is still in progress in upstream qemu and I'm not 
really involved with the development, so it's very much 'wait and see' to 
determine if the actual emulation bits will make it in time for Fedora 21. 

== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: 
1. Wait and see if the qemu bits will land in time for Fedora 21.
2. Once that takes shape, figure out the remaining work to get libvirt/virt-
manager to support it (shouldn't be anything too drastic)
3. Document it all 
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