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[kolla] State of ppc64le support

On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 10:51 AM Marcin Juszkiewicz <
marcin.juszkiewicz at linaro.org> wrote:

> About 2.5 years ago I added AArch64 (64-bit ARM) architecture support to
> Kolla project. Side effect of that work was adding ppc64le (64-bit
> Power, Little Endian) support.
> Time passed, from time to time someone jumped to the irc channel and
> said that they use it. No one in core team spent much time on supporting
> it as it was outside of our interest.
> From time to time I was reserving Power machine in Red Hat to do build
> and check how we are with ppc64le support. This week I did that again.
> From 3 distributions we target only Debian/source combo was buildable.
> CentOS builds lack 'rabbitmq' 3.7.10 (we use external repo) and
> 'gnocchi' binary images are not buildable due to lack of some packages
> (issue already reported to CentOS by TripleO team).
> Ubuntu builds lack MariaDB 10.3 because upstream repo is broken.
> Packages index is provided for 'ppc64le' but no packages so we get 404
> errors.
> Due to all those issues and fact that there are no users of ppc64le
> Kolla containers I want to drop support for it in this cycle. Any
> objections?
I think TripleO uses the ppc64le containers. I'm unsure if we're relying on
anything special to build them however.  I know there's been some effort to
get a pp64le upstream build system going.  ccing Wes as he might have the
status on this.
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