I am trying to get my vexpress F17 VM to work from libvirt/virt-manager
(on F17 x86_64). I wrote a XML file but libvirt seems to insist on
putting the '-no-acpi' option to the VM which qemu-system-arm does not
like so the VM fails to start.
What needs to fixed to make this work? It would be nice to be able to
manage ARM VMs with libvirt/virt-manager.
> I'm interested to know who is using Kirkwood, and who would miss it if
> it went away. For now, we won't kill off ARMv5 because it is used in the
> official rPi builds but that doesn't mean I'm not interested to know
> whether we should put testing effort into Kirkwood for F18.
I'm using Kirkwood, with a couple of Dreamplugs. I've been working to get
F17 and/or F18 to work on it (it turns out the Dreamplug doesn't have NAND
and the orion_nand kernel module was hanging).
> My thought is that the latest plugs are moving to ARMv7, and so as the
> cutting edge Linux distro, we should make plans for deprecating support
> over the coming releases. This is not a call to drop support today. If I
> can get numbers on how many people care, that will help.
I would hate to have to move back to Debian on my plugs. I use Fedora on my
desktop and RHEL and CentOS on my servers, so I really like the option of
having the same on my Dreamplugs and Synology NAS (and other ARMv5's I may
purchase in the future). Global Scale is still actively selling ARMv5
devices, and Synology (I have a 212) is still actively selling NAS's with
Kirkwood, so it is far from a dead architecture.
I do understand your point about Fedora being cutting edge (though last I
checked Fedora still runs on a Pentium 4 :-), and maybe BusyBox or Debian
is a better choice anyway for "small computers", but I'd hate to not have a
Fedora option, as I think there are a lot of Kirkwood's out there. And
while Kirkwood is a subset of a small subset (ARM computers), I still
consider it pretty cutting edge! ARM is still pretty new, and there are a
lot of plugs out there that don't even know that Fedora is an option :-).
Anyway, my two cents. I have a couple of Dreamplugs and just starting to
get active in the ARM and Fedora ARM communities. I'm still learning a lot,
but am certainly willing to chip in where I can on testing (though probably
will need some hand-holding at first).