On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 03:48:47PM -0500, Russell Bryant wrote: > On 11/12/2014 02:11 PM, Steve Gordon wrote: > > NUMA > > ==== > > > > We still need to identify some hardware to run third party CI for the > > NUMA-related work, and no doubt other things that will come up. It's > > expected that this will be an interim solution until OPNFV resources > > can be used (note cdub jokingly replied 1-2 years when asked for a > > "rough" estimate - I mention this because based on a later discussion > > some people took this as a serious estimate). > > > > Ian did you have any luck kicking this off? Russell and I are also > > endeavouring to see what we can do on our side w.r.t. this short term > > approach - in particular if you find hardware we still need to find > > an owner to actually setup and manage it as discussed. > > > > In theory to get started we need a physical multi-socket box and a > > virtual machine somewhere on the same network to handle job control > > etc. I believe the tests themselves can be run in VMs (just not those > > exposed by existing public clouds) assuming a recent Libvirt and an > > appropriately crafted Libvirt XML that ensures the VM gets a > > multi-socket topology etc. (we can assist with this). > > I just wanted to clarify the hardware requirement. A minimal setup for > a first step can be just a single physical multi-socket machine. We can > run a VM on that machine for control and create ephemeral VMs with numa > exposed to them for running the tests.
Yep, it is possible to run the tests inside VMs - the key is that when you create the VMs you need to be able to give them NUMA topology. This is possible if you're creating your VMs using virt-install, but not if you're creating your VMs in a cloud. > Note that in addition to setting up and maintaining the infrastructure, > we also need someone to write test cases. See also https://review.openstack.org/#/c/131818/ http://docs-draft.openstack.org/18/131818/4/check/gate-nova-docs/e8b8b8e/doc/build/html/devref/testing/libvirt-numa.html Regards, Daniel -- |: http://berrange.com -o- http://www.flickr.com/photos/dberrange/ :| |: http://libvirt.org -o- http://virt-manager.org :| |: http://autobuild.org -o- http://search.cpan.org/~danberr/ :| |: http://entangle-photo.org -o- http://live.gnome.org/gtk-vnc :| _______________________________________________ OpenStack-dev mailing list OpenStackfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev