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Re: [Stretch] Status for architecture qualification

On Tue, Jun 14, 2016, at 18:37, Dimitri John Ledkov wrote:
> There is openmainframe project https://www.openmainframeproject.org/ ,
> which I believe offers access to z/VM instances hosted by Marist
> colledge.
> At the openmainframeproject EU meetup, it was indicated that SUSE
> joined with indication that Open Build Service might be able to use
> resources hosted by Marist.
> I wonder if it makes sense to reach out, and see if there are
> resources available to use as porter boxes & build boxes. That way
> Debian might be able to get such donated resource available on ongoing
> basis and hopefully with some hw support.

Of course, there's always Hercules.  Real hardware is always better of course.
But then again, strictly speaking, A z/VM instance is a virtual machine,
running under z/VM.  And z/VM is running in an LPAR, which is essentially
a virtual machine running under PR/SM.  And the physical machine behind
those (at least) two levels of virtualization doesn't really have the
same hardware architecture as a virtual machine, such as physical chpids
vs. logical chpids and logical channel subsystems, etc., defined by HCD/HCM
or IOCP.

  .''`.     Stephen Powell    <zlinuxman@fastmail.com>
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