qemu-kvm FTBFS on powerpc and ia64

Bug #568904 reported by Emmet Hikory on 2010-04-23
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
qemu-kvm (Ubuntu)
Low
Dustin Kirkland 
Lucid
Low
Dustin Kirkland 

Bug Description

Binary package hint: qemu-kvm

qemu-kvm FTBFS on powerpc and ia64 in lucid. This is a combination of issues, as follows:

1: kvm support for newer powerpc is *very* new in the kernel, and the lucid kernels don't have the necessary patches (which would be too invasive to integrate). Simply disabling kvm for qemu builds is recommended by upstream:

http://<email address hidden>/msg23996.html

2: ia64 host support is *extremely* new (first appearance upstream in March), and so nothing works at all on ia64 hosts.

Long-term, the correct fix is to have the necessary kernel/kvm/qemu patches land, and enable everything everywhere. For lucid, this simply cannot happen, but ia64 builds can be dropped and powerpc builds done without kvm support, which improves supportability.

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Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Sounds perfectly reasonable, Emmet.

Can you attach a patch and I'll get this uploaded?

Changed in qemu-kvm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Emmet Hikory (persia) wrote :

 qemu-kvm (0.12.3+noroms-0ubuntu9) lucid; urgency=low
 .
   * Architecture-specific fixes (LP: #568904)
     - debian/rules: configure with --disable-kvm on powerpc to fix FTBFS
     - debian/control: Disable arch:any stuff on ia64: no qemu/kvm support anyway

Changed in qemu-kvm (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Dustin Kirkland (kirkland)
Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Uploaded build fixes per Emmet.

Awaiting approval from the release team in the queue.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package qemu-kvm - 0.12.3+noroms-0ubuntu9

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qemu-kvm (0.12.3+noroms-0ubuntu9) lucid; urgency=low

  * Architecture-specific fixes (LP: #568904)
    - debian/rules: configure with --disable-kvm on powerpc to fix FTBFS
    - debian/control: Disable arch:any stuff on ia64: no qemu/kvm support anyway
 -- Emmet Hikory <email address hidden> Fri, 23 Apr 2010 18:45:55 +0900

Changed in qemu-kvm (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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