The Arm64 Linux target (
aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu) is currently at a Tier 2 platform support.
I believe that some of the reasons for this are:
- Most CI only offer x86 architecture
- It would take a lot of time ressource (which is limited for open-source projects by CI providers) to execute those tests in a simulated environment like QEMU.
There is already a Dockerfile at
src/ci/docker/disabled/aarch64-gnu/Dockerfile available to execute the tests for Aarch64 on QEMU but it is disabled. In commit
8ef3f69, Alex Crichton said:
Once we get enough capacity to run this on Travis this can be used to boost our platform coverage of AArch64
Well, good news! Travis CI announced multi-CPU support for builds and one of them is Arm64!
I know that Rust moved from Travis CI to Azure Pipelines but my question is simple:
Could Travis CI be used to execute Rust automated tests natively on Arm64 in order for the
aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu target to be Tier 1?
(well if they pass )