[GE dev] s390x Architecture

ron ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 6 17:18:48 BST 2009


If you can let us know whether it works with Johann's arch hack, then I will get the needed changes to properly support s390x into the project CVS.

Just FYI, the real code changes to support MIPS Linux (for the Loongson processor) are very small, but the install script needs to be modified to support the Linux platform, see:



--- On Mon, 7/6/09, rayson <rayrayson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Please work with us to get SGE fully
> supported on zLinux. And yes,
> there was an earlier attempt to support the platform:
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=39&dsMessageId=8685
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=39&dsMessageId=8569
> It was more like a quick hack, as it modified the "arch"
> scripts
> (dist/util/arch and dist/util/arch.dist) to make the rest
> of the
> source tree believe the platform is IA-64. It worked and
> DRMAA was
> able to submit jobs too.
> So this time we should not just stop there but to finish
> the port and
> check it into cvs. Modifying the arch scripts is OK to get
> started, or
> even to get a fully working solution, but eventually we
> need to use
> the proper "#define"s and "#ifdef"s for the platform and
> not let s390x
> live under IA64's shadow!!
> And finally, does the latest version of gcc on zLinux
> default to
> 31-bit or 64-bit code?? (I have not worked on the z/OS and
> zLinux
> platforms for a few years... I informally worked on a
> project to port
> a compiler to zLinux, and my development zLinux environment
> might not
> follow the standard.)
> Rayson
> On 7/1/09, uriel01 <uriel.carrasquilla at mail.mcgill.ca>
> wrote:
> > I have an IBM z-Series with a s390x architecture
> running SuSE v10.2.
> > The "arch" command from the Linux prompt (bash shell)
> returns "s390x".
> > The "aimk -help" returns "unsupported architecture
> UNSUPPORTED-lx26-s390x".
> > I am currently running the GRID engine on my Red Hat
> RHEL 5.2 on Intel 64 bit machines.
> > I need to expand to the z-Series where I run 50 Linux
> guests.
> >
> > I downloaded the source and I am not a stranger to
> installing software on the z-Series after I have been told
> that I will not get it to work.  I just need some early
> guidance on how to get started, where to look, and more
> important, to make sure I am not re-inventing the wheel.
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> >
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