[Lustre-discuss] [wc-discuss] lustre client on arm debian

Jacques-Charles Lafoucriere jacques-charles.lafoucriere at cea.fr
Sat Nov 3 11:23:15 PDT 2012

hello all

an ARMv8 (64bits) simulator is available from ARM, Linaro was ported 
over it recently
It runs a 3.6.0 linux, i did not try to use a Lustre supported kernel on 
it (this will simplify the port)
If it does not work, first you will have to port Lustre client on a 3.6 



On 11/01/2012 07:52 AM, Gabriele Paciucci wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> many vendors are going to put in the market ARM+GPU based cluster. Yes,
> ARM is a 32bit system, with now a 1 Gbit connection normally, but in few
> watt could have a performance of 300 GFlops... so I think in the near
> future could be a player in the HPC market.
> I'm interested yust for the patchless cluster...
> thanks
> On 10/31/2012 04:55 PM, Dilger, Andreas wrote:
>> On 2012-10-31, at 8:27, Gabriele Paciucci <paciucci at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> has anyone tried to compile the lustre patchless client on a debian linux for arm architecture? Could be possible to do?
>> Gabriel,
>> Many years ago, someone was working on a MIPS port for Lustre and I believe they got it working, but I don't think the patches ever landed. You could make a quick search in bugzilla to see what changes they made, and update this for Arm as well.
>> Are you looking for client or server support?  My understanding is that Arm is only 32-bit today.  While we regularly build for 32-bit kernels, this is not tested automatically on master anymore so it is possible that there have been regressions in this area.
>> If be happy to hear your experiences in this area, and it would be a good time to land any patches needed to make Arm builds working.
>> Cheers, Andreas
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