[CentOS-devel] CentOS-7 / powerpc BE bring up

Fabian Arrotin

arrfab at centos.org
Fri Sep 11 17:57:17 UTC 2015

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On 11/09/15 17:08, James O'Connor wrote:
>> On Sep 11, 2015, at 6:25 AM, Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org>
>> wrote:
>> hi Ashish,
>> Fabian is putting together a VM ( or 2 if you need more ), for
>> the BE bringup. This would be a fedora19 VM.
>> Fabian: Ashish has confirmed that he has all the mock configs
>> required to bringup the CentOS 7.1406 os/ release content, then
>> build the updates upto May 2015 content. So here is what I see
>> happening,
>> 1) Fabian to setup a VM for ppc64 BE 2) Fabian to setup a VM for
>> ppc ( multilib, 32 bit ) 3) Ashish to file a bug report at
>> bugs.centos.org to req direct access, include ssh key 4) Fabian
>> to get Ashish setup, and get Ashish an account on the ipv4 
>> jumphost. 5) One that is in place, Ashish to build mock itself on
>> the machines for either 64bit or 32bit 6) Fabian to let Ashish
>> know the mirror url for fedora19, which would be the base of the
>> builds 7) Ashish should then be able to kick off the first
>> bringup cycle, with mock configs he already has in place. 8)
>> build to CentOS-7 1406 content  being complete. 9) Checkpoint at
>> this stage, to evaluate payload, build process, build delivery
>> and workout path to automating builds from there on.
> I’ve got the BE side of the house covered too or will delegate as
> appropriate so pass this all through s/Ashish/James/ as well.

So, I've been "off and on" on this today , and I had to fight a
strange ppc64 bug with anaconda and kickstart for f19/f20.
Current status is that I have kickstart working now for the
f19/f20/f21 ppc64 and f21 ppc64le.
So next question is how much VMs do we want/need for the initial
bootstrap ? IIRC we said something like F19 ppc64/ 4Gb/40GB disk (in
lvm) ? Correct me if I'm wrong .
How much VMs for that ? Depending on the number of builders (threads)
we'll have after that to think about common storage for repositories
and so on .. but let's start "easy".


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