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[libvirt] Re: [virt-tools-list] Questions about virt-manager running on Arch of Itanium 64



On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 11:09:28AM -0500, Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 11/23/2009 01:43 AM, Dustin Xiong wrote:
> >  Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 08:14:09 -0500, cole wrote:
> >>
> >> cc-ing libvirt-list
> >>
> 
> >> >>> My cpu is itanium 64, the OS is RHEL.The libvirt is 0.6.3,
> > virt-manager
> >> >>> is 0.6.1.
> >>
> >> Ah, are you using the version of libvirt that comes with RHEL 5.4? That
> >> version has been patched to only look for the qemu-kvm binary in one
> >> spot: /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm IIRC. You could try to work with that! , but
> >> since you are already building upstream KVM, vir! t-manage r, and
> > virtinst,
> >> might not be a bad idea to pull upstream libvirt as well.
> >>
> > 
> > yes, my libvirt rpm and other related rpms all came from the RHEL 5.4
> > iso. And they all build for itanium 64
> > # rpm -qa | grep libvirt
> > libvirt-python-0.6.3-20.el5
> > libvirt-devel-0.6.3-20.el5
> > libvirt-0.6.3-20.el5
> > 
> > And i try to make a link, it still doesn't work.
> > ln -s /usr/local/bin/qemu-system-ia64 /usr/libexec/qemu-system-ia64
> > 
> 
> Actually I think that destination needs to be /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm, not
> qemu-system-ia64. And looking at the rhel5 code, this can also be
> /usr/bin/qemu-kvm


That's not going to help.  'ia64' is not listed as a valid architecture
in qemu_conf.c, so it'll never be pulled into the capabilities, and thus
libvirt will never even look for a KVM binary

Someone needs to update qemu_conf.c to handle ia64 correctly.

Daniel
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