[Bug 568904] Re: qemu-kvm FTBFS on powerpc and ia64

Dustin Kirkland dustin.kirkland at gmail.com
Sat Apr 24 15:08:48 BST 2010

Uploaded build fixes per Emmet.

Awaiting approval from the release team in the queue.

qemu-kvm FTBFS on powerpc and ia64
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Status in “qemu-kvm” package in Ubuntu: Triaged
Status in “qemu-kvm” source package in Lucid: Triaged

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:


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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