On Mon, 4 Jun 2018 09:38:54 -0400
John Mertic <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Hi John,

Sorry for the delay in answering.

We've not yet defined S390x as a supported arch, but we've not had
builders available, so your offer is timely.

I know Hadoop 2.+ will work on S390x, as IBM committed a bunch of fixes
to allow it to compile and run, and http://www.veristorm.com/zdoop is a
commercial offering.

What we would need is a way to add S390x to our CI and eventually be
able to offer convenience artifacts to our releases.

Speaking for myself, when I landed at SUSE, one of my first pet
projects was to see if Bigtop could run on SLES for SystemZ. At the
time, Hadoop was on  1.x, which relied on Sun Java specific
security classes, hence only the Sun JVM would suffice. This barrier has
been overcome.

So, my first take is a: a huge thanks for the offer and we will explore
this to the fullest extent possible to make this as supported
platform.  b: Let us know what we need to enable on our side to make
this happen.  c: I'd love to know any objections from our PMC and
committers, which I think/hope would be minimal.


Peter Linnell