|Summary:||[patch] Add support for VMware ESXi ARM Fling guest VM|
|Product:||Base System||Reporter:||Vincent Milum Jr <freebsd>|
|Component:||conf||Assignee:||Ed Maste <emaste>|
|Severity:||Affects Some People||CC:||emaste|
Description Vincent Milum Jr 2020-10-12 22:48:58 UTC
Now that there is an ARM64 version of VMware, I've added several of the drivers from AMD64 GENERIC over to ARM64 GENERIC. These drivers all work out of the box, unmodified, under VMware ESXi ARM Fling. Adding the following drivers for VMware virtual machines vmx: vmxnet3 virtual network card pvscsi: paravirtual scsi uhci: USB 2.0 controller ums: USB mouse Diff: https://patch-diff.githubusercontent.com/raw/freebsd/freebsd/pull/441.diff
Comment 1 Conrad Meyer 2020-10-12 23:47:36 UTC
LGTM except for files.arm64 — those files should be moved into generic conf/files, assuming they're in files.x86 today.
Comment 2 Vincent Milum Jr 2020-10-13 03:03:33 UTC
Right, I copied them from files.amd64 into files.arm64 If these should be in the main files (generic) instead of the arch specific files, I'll leave that up to the experts. As of right now, VMware only supports i386, amd64, and arm64. There is no support for arm (32-bit), or the other platforms like mips, powerpc, or riscv.
Comment 3 commit-hook 2020-10-15 14:38:31 UTC
A commit references this bug: Author: emaste Date: Thu Oct 15 14:37:52 UTC 2020 New revision: 366726 URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/base/366726 Log: move vmware pv drivers to sys/conf/files VMware now has arm64 support; move these to MI files in advance of building them on arm64. PR: 250308 Reported by: Vincent Milum Jr MFC after: 1 week Sponsored by: The FreeBSD Foundation Changes: head/sys/conf/files head/sys/conf/files.amd64 head/sys/conf/files.i386
Comment 4 Ed Maste 2020-10-15 14:46:32 UTC
Is there no need for vmci on arm64?
Comment 5 commit-hook 2020-10-20 20:11:53 UTC
A commit references this bug: Author: emaste Date: Tue Oct 20 20:11:29 UTC 2020 New revision: 366902 URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/base/366902 Log: arm64: add uhci to GENERIC uhci is (or, can be) used by VMware ESXi-Arm. PR: 250308 Reported by: Vincent Milum Jr MFC after: 2 weeks Sponsored by: The FreeBSD Foundation Changes: head/sys/arm64/conf/GENERIC
Comment 6 Vincent Milum Jr 2020-10-21 04:26:13 UTC
"Is there no need for vmci on arm64?" Me personally, I've never used an application that uses is on x86. Others might see it as useful? But when I was trying to compile it, I found a bunch of x86 ASM macros that I didn't feel like digging into at the time, so I've not gotten it working at all yet.
Comment 7 commit-hook 2020-11-03 01:38:43 UTC
A commit references this bug: Author: emaste Date: Tue Nov 3 01:38:17 UTC 2020 New revision: 367289 URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/base/367289 Log: MFC r366902: arm64: add uhci to GENERIC uhci is (or, can be) used by VMware ESXi-Arm. PR: 250308 Reported by: Vincent Milum Jr Sponsored by: The FreeBSD Foundation Changes: _U stable/12/ stable/12/sys/arm64/conf/GENERIC