[openstack-dev] [nova] Help: How to make Nova official support AArch64?

Matt Riedemann mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Dec 21 02:34:58 UTC 2016

On 12/20/2016 7:27 AM, Jay Pipes wrote:
> 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
>> <https://www.openstack.org/videos/video/openstack-interoperability-challenge-running-unmodified-apps-in-any-openstack-cloud>,
>> 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.
> Hi Kevin,
> 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:
> http://docs.openstack.org/infra/system-config/
> Best,
> -jay
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Yeah as Jay said it's probably 3rd party CI to recognize it in the 
support matrix.



Matt Riedemann

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