[Skiboot] [PATCH v2 0/3] Support PCI Virtual Device

Stewart Smith stewart at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Thu Sep 8 13:43:37 AEST 2016

Alistair Popple <alistair at popple.id.au> writes:
>> However... that does run into the whole problem of having an OS to run
>> all of these packages on, which creates a bit more work to make it
>> happen.
> Which for nVidia is even more fun as we need to have the out-of-tree driver 
> complied against the kernel. Although buildroot does have a package for 
> that...

and it also means the test suite is no longer completely open source.

Grr.... a GPL'd driver that uses NVLink would certainly be nice.

>> Do we have a victim^Wvolunteer to maybe work on that? :)
> ... which leads me to dob Sam B in :)
> I know at one point he was working on a buildroot based system for testing 
> qemu/kvm. Not sure how far he got but it might be a useful base as having 
> automated testing for this stuff would be wonderful.

It'll be good when we have Ubuntu FWTS live images for ppc64le too.

One obstacle is not just wiping disks on machines we test against... as
I imagine some of my coworkers may be unhappy if I mkfs all the disks
all the time :)

Stewart Smith
OPAL Architect, IBM.

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