Request for a S390 VM for Gentoo

Hello everyone,

This is a post for s390 users to help Gentoo. Since some months ago the S390 VM’s we were using for maintaining the s390/s390x port were stopped due to a problem with the air conditioner on the room where the machine was running.

So if you or your company are able to provide us an S390 VM, it would be greatly appreciated by the s390 team.

We would need the following:
– SSH access
– At least 10GB of disk space


PS: The Hercules emulator is NOT an option, so please don’t suggest that.

Update: I’ve added the requirements we need.


8 Responses to “Request for a S390 VM for Gentoo”

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    • JDC Says:

      If you are still looking for time / disk space on a z machine, please contact me for further details..



  2. Mike Lothian Says:

    I wouldn’t mind testing these images out on the Z10s at work

    • armin762 Says:

      Hello Mike,

      I’ve updated the post regarding the requirements. Do you think it would be possible to provide SSH access for us?


  3. foo Says:

    Debian has a couple of S390 instances at so they might be able to help you.

    • armin762 Says:

      Yeah, i wrote the person that offered them on Debian’s s390 mailing list two months ago, but didn’t got an answer, so i guess they are not interested in Gentoo(i understand that if they don’t use Gentoo they don’t want to support us).

  4. alisou Says:

    Join the LINUX-VM mailing list ( and do a request. Maybe you will be lucky.

  5. Kevin Bowling Says:

    I’ve got a MicroChannel P/390 card somewhere but the thing is deathly slow :-P.

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