> On 1 Feb 2018, at 13:43, Harry Mallon <Harry.Mallon@codex.online> wrote:
> Apologies for the formatting in the following message, I can't get Office for
> Mac to play ball...
> Harry Mallon
> CODEX | Senior Software Engineer
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> On 01/02/2018, 09:28, "Michal Skrivanek" <michal.skriva...@redhat.com
> <mailto:michal.skriva...@redhat.com>> wrote:
>> On 31 Jan 2018, at 16:53, Yedidyah Bar David <d...@redhat.com
>> <mailto:d...@redhat.com>> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 5:43 PM, Harry Mallon <Harry.Mallon@codex.online
>> <mailto:Harry.Mallon@codex.online>> wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> Has anyone used oVirt with non-oVirt provided QEMU versions?
>>> I need a feature provided by upstream QEMU, but it is disabled in the
>>> oVirt/CentOS7 QEMU RPM.
> just curious - which one?
> Typically the reason for disabling it is that it’s not really stable
> I am trying to run OSX guests on a host (Apple hardware). The "applesmc"
> device is part of that puzzle and is disabled in the Red Hat QEMU.
>>> I have two possible methods to avoid the issue:
>>> 1. Fedora has a more recent QEMU which is closer to 'stock'. I see that
>>> oVirt 4.2 has no Fedora support,
>> Indeed, mostly
>>> but is it possible to install the host onto a Fedora machine?
>> Didn't try this recently, but it might require not-too-much work with
>> fc25 or so.
>> IIRC fc27 is python3-only, and this will require more work (which is
>> ongoing, but
>> don't hold your breath).
>>> I am trying to use the master branch rpms as recommended in the "No Fedora
>>> Support" note with no luck currently.
>> Another option is to try to rebuild the fedora srpm for CentOS 7.
>>> 2. Is it safe/sensible to use oVirt with a CentOS7 host running an upstream
>>> QEMU version?
>> No idea. If it's only for development/testing, I'd say give it a try.
> it’s as sensible as running any bleeding edge stuff. It should work if you
> manage to resolve qemu deps
> you could also rebuild qemu-kvm-ev without the patch which blacklists the
> feature you want to see.
> I was able to patch and rebuild qemu-kvm-ev, but I think I have hit more
> problems using the patched firmware from here:
> <http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~somlo/OSXKVM/>. Hopefully that gets me a
> little closer though. Getting these mac VMs to work has so far been a huge
I did try that couple years ago, it did work eventually, but I wasn’t able to
get accelerated graphics and without that it was kind of useless
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