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Re: [Wg-test-framework] ThunderX machines (for the Xen Project OSSTEST Test Lab)

Hi Ian,     Sorry I remember seeing this email, but I don't recall the blurb at 
the end......

Frank Motta, copied, is our software engineer.  His response: 
        - I cannot be certain what "all firmware functions" means... but, I 
almost never use anything but the serial interface for most of my effort except 
upgrading firmware
        - I am unaware of what 'chainloading' is... but, the Ubuntu netinstall 
does boot a minimal Linux and then install Linux.  If this is not chainloading, 
 then we need to learn what is desired.
        - The netinstall pulls directly from Ubuntu/canonical sites - so, it is 
as stable as what is the current repository

Ian - We have been shipping Ubuntu 16.04 with no issues.  I believe 
chainloading is supported, but if you wish to dig deeper, pls do.  We are 
looking forward to working with and supporting you.  Frank sits at the Cavium 
office and works closely with the Cavium team.  If you need anything further, 
pls let us know. 

Regards, Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Jackson [mailto:ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 9:50 AM
To: Lars Kurth <lars.kurth@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Steve Wilson <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Alena Hyde 
<alena@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; wg-test-framework@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Julien 
Grall <julien.grall@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: ThunderX machines (for the Xen Project OSSTEST Test Lab)

Lars Kurth writes ("Re: ThunderX machines (for the Xen Project OSSTEST Test 
> Steve Wilson:
> > What about memory and disk configuration?

Around 16G or 32G RAM would probably be right, depending on price.

We don't need a lot of disk space, nor RAID.  We'll take whatever spinning rust 
is readily available.

> > Any other requirements?

We must have:
 * all firmware functions, including bootloader and firmware
   configuration, accessible via RS232 (serial)
 * netbooting, with chainloading to hard disk
 * works with Debian stable (perhaps with kernel from stable-backports)


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