[ovirt-devel] Adding s390 support to oVirt

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Fri Nov 17 20:54:04 UTC 2017

On Fri, 17 Nov 2017, Peter Robinson wrote:

> We don't currently have s390x EPEL

ummm -- I think Peter is suggesting EPEL executables -- this 
is a solved problem

The ClefOS s390x distribution has all of RHEL 6, RHEL 7, EPEL 
6, EPEL 7, and more in s390x, and has had for years. Neale 
Ferguson (SNA) has 'banged the drum' on the product at trade 
shows etc, and had a nice Docker demonstration under s390x

I have covered all of the s390x and z/VM mailing lists for 
nearly a decade on this topic, and it gets mentions at least 
monthly.  Some may recall SNA principal David Boyes' 
demonstration (with Debian kit) of spinning up north of 40k 
instances under the older IFL model.  Rich Troth (long time 
CMS developer) uses ClefOS, and he was over at my office 
earlier this month on trying to do some evangalism on how to 
make installations easier for people coming from 'Distributed'
The initial builds were done in Hercules emulators [I started 
doing this probably 8 years ago, and demonstrated at the 
Louisville VMWorkShop five years ago], then completely 
re-built starting mid RHEL 6 (after the IBM EOL on older Z 
hardware), naively  

# uname -a
Linux lclef01.lf-dev.marist.edu 3.10.0-693.5.2.el7.s390x #1 
	SMP Fri Oct 27 20:15:11 EDT 2017 s390x s390x s390x GNU/Linux

SNA hosts the primary mirror, but I anticipate getting a 
mirror up in higher bandwidth at Marist University (near the 
IBM facility at Poughkeepsie), hopefully yet this year

[herrold at centos-7 ~]$ lynx -dump \

-- Russ herrold

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