An ARM libvirt guest (on an x86-64 host)

Cole Robinson has fixed libvirt sufficiently that you can now run ARM libvirt guests on x86-64 hosts.

You’ll need the virtualization packages from Fedora 20. If you have Fedora 19, then you can recompile the following packages from Fedora Rawhide: libvirt, qemu, SLOF, virt-manager, libssh2, qemu-sanity-check. Or use Cole’s virt-preview repo. Then just follow Cole’s instructions.

$ uname -a
Linux trick 3.10.9-200.fc19.x86_64 #1 SMP
Wed Aug 21 19:27:58 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
$ sudo virsh list
 Id    Name                           State
 9     f19arm                         running

$ ssh
Last login: Tue Sep  3 11:43:27 2013 from
$ uname -a
Linux localhost 3.9.5-301.fc19.armv7hl #1 SMP
Wed Jun 12 14:56:17 UTC 2013 armv7l armv7l armv7l

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One response to “An ARM libvirt guest (on an x86-64 host)

  1. Makes me wish that Transmeta had made it. It would be awesome to efficiently execute both i686 and ARM code.

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