From: "Michael Petlan" <mpetlan(a)redhat.com>
To: "Beaker development" <beaker-devel(a)lists.fedorahosted.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:59:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Beaker-devel] Simplify inventorying systems in Beaker
On Mon, 2015-05-04 at 15:27 +1000, Dan Callaghan wrote:
> Yes, this sounds good. Beaker will need to pick the family based on what
> is not excluded and also what is available in the lab. RHEL should be
> preferred over CentOS. So I guess the priority list is:
> Can we also add Fedora (any release I suppose) to the bottom of the
> list? lshw will be there, albeit without our patches, but what about
> beaker-system-scan? Can we add it to our Fedora harness repos? I am just
> thinking of e.g. beaker.fedoraproject.org
which only has Fedora trees.
I would like just remind that the POWERPC machines support the
compatibility modes, so a POWER(x) machine can always run in POWER(x-1)
mode. This happens on POWER8 machines when RHEL6 is installed there.
Since RHEL6 is not compatible with POWER8, the machine is switched into
POWER7-compatible mode when you run RHEL6 there .
So with the mentioned priority list, POWER8 machines will be classified
as POWER7 (as they usualy are). It doesn't matter for machine filtering
presets, since they are fine with the revision number, which is (should
be, at least I hope it still is) propagated into "model" field in the
DB. But it is confusing for humans when viewing the systems in the
WebUI. So in this case, prefering RHEL7 over RHEL6 would solve the problem.
Thank you for the note, Michael. I have added it to the bugzilla so that
we can add it to our release note.
Amit Saha <