[openstack-dev] [nova] Help: How to make Nova official support AArch64?
jaypipes at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 13:27:06 UTC 2016
On 12/20/2016 12:45 AM, Kevin Zhao wrote:
> Hello Nova,
> Greetings from ARM and Linaro :D
> This is Kevin Zhao from ARM. Nowadays Linaro and other
> contributors have submitted some patches to Nova community , fixing bugs
> for Nova running on AArch64. Now we can successfully running a OpenStack
> cluster on AArch64 and pass much of the tempest test. The
> virtuallization hypervisor is based on Libvirt+KVM.
> Actually in Barcelona Keynote(interoperability Challenge
> at 10:30') one of the OpenStack interoperability cloud is from Linaro,
> all based on AArch64 machines.
> I see there is a Nova support matrix
> <http://docs.openstack.org/developer/nova/support-matrix.html>. So my
> question is :
> * what do we need to do, so that Nova can official support AArch64
> architecture? for example add AArch64 to this support matrix?*
> Sincerely thanks for your help. Any of your response will be
> really appreciated.
I think the first thing you would need to do is set up some sort of
continuous integration system that can be notified by upstream patch
changes/pushes and report results of Tempest testing against a build of
OpenStack on AArch64 machines.
You can read about setting up third-party CI for this here:
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