Kir Kolyshkin (k001) wrote in openvz,
Kir Kolyshkin

OpenVZ on PPC and SPARC

As you might already know, we have recently ported OpenVZ to PPC64 platform, and that was pretty easy.

Here is the news: we are now porting to SPARC, thanks to Jonathan Kinney, a data systems specialist from Washington, USA. It all started with his question which he posted to forum back in May 2006: “if a Sun Fire T2000 could run OpenVZ?”. The answer at that time was like “no, but if we could have access to that hardware, it is quite possible”.

A few months later, in October, Jonathan returned again to that forum thread and said that he has the hardware and is willing to assist in porting OpenVZ to it. Kirill Korotaev picked it up from there, and just a few minutes ago I heard from him that he now has the kernel, which boots and works. Apparently, the size of patch is just about 1500 lines.

What amazes me in this story is the true cooperation between OpenVZ users and developers for the benefit of the worldwide community.
Tags: openvz, sparc, users

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