[openstack-dev] [Nova] [Infra] Support for PCI Passthrough

yongli he yongli.he at intel.com
Wed Nov 27 03:18:46 UTC 2013

On 2013年11月23日 03:43, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
Hi, Jeremy

for currently, we need setup it up asap, so the third party seems the 
right way. but i have some concern,

if you post -1, you should post testing log somewhere for people to 
debug it, so does third party testing can
post testing log to the infra log server?

Yongli He at intel.com
> On 2013-11-22 08:59:16 +0000 (+0000), Tan, Lin wrote:
> [...]
>> Our module only works on the compute node that enables VT-d and
>> contains special PCIs which support the SR-IOV.
>> So is it possible to
>> 1. setup compute node which enables pci passthrough.
>> 2. modify the testing schedule logic allow the pci testing case
>> be scheduled to that machine
> [...]
> If you're asking about our official test infrastructure for the
> OpenStack project, I believe this is infeasible for now. We
> currently perform testing within generic virtual machines provided
> by HPCloud and Rackspace, so the Nova compute nodes we build and
> test are already running under virtualization and in turn manage
> only paravirtualized QEMU instances.
> In the near term, your best bet is to run your own test
> infrastructure supporting the hardware features you require and
> report advisory results back on proposed changes:
>      http://ci.openstack.org/third_party.html
> For a longer term solution, you may want to consult with the TripleO
> project with regards to their bare-metal test plan:
>      https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/TripleO/TripleOCloud

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