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Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture

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[[Category:Fedora]][[Category:SBR600]][[Category:Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture]]
= Introduction =
== Fedora Secondary Architecture Architectures ==
[http://fedoraproject.org Fedora supports two primary architectures] is an [http:* i386 - 32-bit Intel/AMD-compatible* x86_64 /opensource.org open source] community that produces the [http://get.fedoraproject.org Fedora Linux distribution] - 64-bit Intel/AMD-compatiblea complete operating system (and more) consisting of thousands of software packages. This software is available free of charge complete with the source code, so anyone can use, distribute, and modify it to meet their needs.
The Fedora distribution supports two primary architectures; these are the primary targets for the packages in Fedora:* i386 - 32-bit Intel/AMD - the chips that power most 32-bit computers, laptops, and netbooks* x86_64 - 64-bit Intel/AMD - the chips that power most 64-bit computers and laptops There are also a number of secondary archsarchitechtures, maintained by various groups within the larger Fedora community:* arm '''ARM''' - A widely-used, low-power processor family commonly used for embedded and mobile applications, including cellphones and tablets
* ia64 - Itanium
* pa-risc - HP Precision Architecture
* sparc - Sun RISC architecture
The [[:fedora:Architectures/ARM architecture is increasingly important, but there's a lot more that could be done in terms of update frequency, number of packages successfully built, transparency of process, and integration with the other |Fedora build processesARM Secondary Architecture]] project supports Fedora on ARM processors.
== ARM Processors ==
ARM chips are the most popular CPU produced -- approximately 1.6 in excess of 7 billion are being made each year, or about a million an hour. These are being sold under a number of different brand names (ARM, StrongARM, Armada, Cortex, OMAP, Sheeva, Snapdragon, XScale) by a number of different manufacturers. Most of these are going into cellphones, but hundreds of millions are being used in other devices such as routers, NAS boxes, embedded controllers, tablets, and netbooks. One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) computers, model XO-1.75, use an ARM processor. Since Fedora is used on the XO units, having a reliable ARM build of Fedora is increasingly important.
== Goal ==ARM processors are used in emerging ''hyperscale'' energy-efficient compute systems based on [http://calxeda.com Calxeda] and [http://marvell.com Marvell] processors.
To support the Fedora In addition, ARM initiative by creating processors are used on:* [http://www.laptop.org One Laptop Per Child] (OLPC) computers, model XO-1.75 and managing a Koji build farm that will koji-shadow higher (Fedora is used on the XO units)* the primary architectures[http://raspberrypi.org Raspberry Pi], [http://apc.io APC], so that every package built for the primary architectures (including updates) will be built for ARMand other under-$100 "hackputers"* [http://plugcomputer.org Plug Computers]
= Plan = Objective ==
== Initial Plan ==Seneca is supporting the Fedora ARM initiative by hosting and managing a [[:fedora:Koji|Koji]] build farm that shadows the primary architectures, so that every package built for the primary architectures (including updates) is to be built for ARM.
We're going to set up a Koji build system for ARM. Initially this will be based on the The [[CDOT Development Systems|CDOT systemFedora ARM Koji Buildsystem]] is accessible through a [http://hongkongarm.proximitykoji.onfedoraproject.ca/ HongKongorg web interface]and through the koji command-line tools provided as part of Fedora. Initial ARM builders will Anyone with a Fedora account is welcome to build packages on it; if you do not already have an account wish to make use QEMU emulation, which will be replaced by [of the build system you can sign up using the [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/ Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture/ARM hardware|ARM HardwareAccount System (fas2)]] when it arrives.
== Status ==
Notes on Koji status at 2010-04-17 15:15:* the test target <code>dist-f13test</code> is up and runningCurrently building F20.* scratch builds can be performed* '''many of See the VMs require [[Fedora_Arm_Secondary_Architecture/NFS_Configuration|NFS configuration]]''' -- they have been disabled temporarily. After setting up NFS on your VM, please enable it (or ping someone on IRC to enable it for you). == Links == * [http://hongkong.proximity.on.ca/koji Koji-web interface] == Current Tasks == {|width="100%" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" class="mediawiki sortable"!Task!Person!Status!Wiki Link |-|bgcolor="#ffff00"|Posters and Presentations|bgcolor="#ffff00"|All Students|bgcolor="#ffff00"|In progress - Poster text due '''April 16''', Presentation text due '''April 20'''|bgcolor="#ffff00"|[[Winter 2010 SBR600 Posters and Presentations]] |-|Koji Hub setup - PostgreSQL master|[[User:adaniel3|Arlene Daniel]]|Completed|[[Fedora Arm Secondary Architecture/Koji Database|Koji Database]] |-|Koji Hub setup - Koji Hub configuration|[[User:Paul.W|Paul Whalen]],[[User:Sadiki|Sadiki Latty]]|Completed|[[Fedora Arm Secondary Architecture/Koji Hub|Koji Hub]] |-|Koji Hub setup - Certificates/security|[[User:Sadiki|Sadiki Latty]]|Completed|[[Fedora Arm Secondary Architecture/Koji Certificates|Koji Certificates]] |-|Koji Builder setup - Shared filesystem|[[User:Dmchisho|David Chisholm]] and [[User:Chris Tyler|Chris Tyler]]|Completed|[[Fedora Arm Secondary Architecture/Koji shared filesystem|Koji shared filesystem]] |-|Koji Builder setup - Koji Build Daemon|[[User:Dpcabra1|David Cabral]]|Completed|[[Fedora Arm Secondary Architecture/Koji Builders|Koji Builders]] |-|Performance - iSCSI vs. NFS vs. Local USB disk|David Chisholm, Daniel Gilloch|Completed|[[Fedora Arm Secondary Architecture/Storage performance|Storage Performance]] |-|Initial mock tests on ARM|Everyone|Completed|[[Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture/Initial Mock Compilation Tests|Initial Mock Compilation Tests]]|- |Research and create image for F12 on OpenRD-Client|[[User:Paul.W|Paul Whalen]]|Completed|[[Fedora_ARM_Secondary_Architecture/F12_on_OpenRD-Client|F12 on OpenRD-Client]] |-|NFS setup - HongKong to VMs|[[User:Dmchisho|David Chisholm]]|Completed|[[Fedora Arm Secondary Architecture/NFS Configuration|NFS Configuration]] |-|Networking with NAT to connect OpenRD|[[User:Sadiki|Sadiki Latty]]|Completed|[[Fedora Arm Secondary Architecture/NAT|NAT]] |-|Revise mock config and .repo files in release RPM|[[User:Dpcabra1|David Cabral]] , [[User:Dgilloch|Daniel Gilloch]]|53%|[[Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture/Local mirror of ARM repositorieshardware|Repos]] |-|Build kernels natively and from SRPM|[[User:Chris Tyler|Chris Tyler]]|In progress|[[Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture/Kernels|KernelsHardware]] |-|Build iSCSI-capable kernel page for testing on OpenRD|[[User:Chris Tyler|Chris Tyler]]|Completed (limited iSCSI functionality)|[[Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture/iSCSI|iSCSI]] |-|Set up F12 on OpenRD-Client|[[User:Chris Tyler|Chris Tyler]]|Completed|[[Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture/OpenRD-Client|OpenRD-Client]] |-|Set up F12 on SheevaPlug|[[User:Apvlahopoulos|Alex Vlahopoulos]]|Completed|[[Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture/SheevaPlug|SheevaPlug]] |-|Posters & Presentation Graphics|[[User:Mashh|Mashfique Haque]]|Completed|[[Fedora Arm Secondary Architecture/Research Posters|Research Poster]] |-|Local F12-ARM mirror|David Cabral, David Chisholm, Daniel Gilloch|Completed|[[Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture/Local mirror of ARM repositories|Local mirror of ARM repositories]] |-|VM Setup|Sadiki Latty, Paul Whalen, Arlene Daniel|Completed|[[Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture/ARM VMs|Set details of standing VMs running the ARM image in emulation]] |-|Mock configuration|[[User:Chris Tyler|Chris Tyler]]|Completed|[[Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture/Mock Config Repo|mock configuration repository for ARM]] |-|Bootstrap the Koji repo|[[User:Chris Tyler|Chris Tyler]]|Completed|[[FedoraARM Secondary Architecture/Repo Bootstrap|Repo Bootstrap]] |}build farm hardware.
= Resources =
== Wiki Pages ==
 
* Seneca Wiki
** [[:category:Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture|Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture]] (Category)
** [[Fedora ARM Koji Buildsystem]]
** [[Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture/ARM hardware]]
** [[Motion Sensor Interfacing for Panda Board based Dash Board System]]
* Fedora Project wiki
** [[:fedora:Architectures|Architectures]]** [[:fedora:Architectures/ARM|Architectures/ARM]]** [[:fedora:Koji|Koji]]*** [[:fedora:Koji/ServerHowTo|Koji/ServerHowTo]]*** [[:fedora:Koji/Policies|Koji/Policies]]
== Mailing Lists ==
* Fedora Mailing Lists
** [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/arm arm] - For discussion of the ARM secondary architecture
== Sites == 
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/HowToQemu Using Fedora ARM with Qemu]
* [https://fedorahosted.org/koji/ Koji software project site]
* Booting OpenRD from SD: [http://blog.thebehrens.net/category/tinkering/Booting OpenRD from SD]* SheevaPlug Update instructions: [http://chianapaulfedora.homelinuxwordpress.orgcom/2010/05/13/~marcinstalling-fedora-12-on-a-guruplug/eib_sheeva.htmlBooting GuruPlug Server from SD]
== IRC ==
* Fedora ARM Build Master - Paul Whalen - PaulW or PaulW_cdot on irc://irc.freenode.net/fedora-arm
* Seneca Fedora-ARM Project Coordinator - Chris Tyler - ctyler on irc://irc.freenode.net/fedora-arm
* Secondary Arch lead - Dennis Gilmore - dgilmore on irc://irc.freenode.net/fedora-devel or irc://irc.freenode.net/fedora-arm
* Fedora-ARM community - irc://irc.freenode.net/fedora-arm
* Koji community: irc://irc.freenode.net/koji

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