Linaro Server Summit

Registered by Stephen Doel on 2011-09-13

This Summit brings together the different players with the aim of helping ensure that Linux based ARM servers can be brought to market as soon as the hardware is available.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
David Rusling
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Loïc Minier
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Server Mini-Summit Part 1

Introduction
- summarising previous meetings and discussions

Server Distributions
- What do they want, how can they coordinate their efforts?
- What do Server products need from the distributions?
- Hard float for servers
- Framework for providing optimized kernel library functions at runtime
- Package management - what tools are needed? already covered by general Linux work?
- Java

Hardware related topics
- Hardware discovery. Even if we don't have the hardware platform yet, we can make this runtime configurable in the kernel / bootloader / userspace today (might have to be implemented in UEFI)
- DMA, IRQs, timers should all be discovered
- Remote management ( RAC, LOM, IPMI)
- Security implications?
- OpenIPMI - do we need to port to ARM? http://openipmi.sourceforge.net/
- Hardware fault handling - ECC, PCI-e, parity etc... errors
- Error loging
- TrustZone and implications

A15 and virtualization work
- LPAE - any additional support needed?
- Huge page tables - transparent / libhugetlbfs (needed but likely to be worked on elsewhere)
- Proposal for KVM work in Linaro (see the requirement @ https://linaro-public.papyrs.com/public/5160/TCWG2011-A15-KVM)
- Other hypervisors?

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Work Items