Package Details: linux-vfio 4.18.16.arch1-1

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Package Base: linux-vfio
Description: The Linux-vfio kernel and modules
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Keywords: acs arbiter assignment gpu i915 kvm override passthrough pci qemu vfio vga
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: zman0900
Maintainer: zman0900 (markzz)
Last Packager: markzz
Votes: 50
Popularity: 2.300598
First Submitted: 2015-01-30 06:41
Last Updated: 2018-10-29 05:20

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markzz commented on 2017-12-14 06:10

(4.14.5+) Because Arch itself has dropped i686 support, I have removed i686 from the PKGBUILD and there is no config file either.

electricprism commented on 2016-01-04 04:30

Requires importing GPG Keys to build

# Linus Torvalds
gpg --recv-keys 79BE3E4300411886

# Greg Kroah-Hartman (Linux kernel stable release signing key)
gpg --recv-keys 38DBBDC86092693E

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markzz commented on 2018-12-05 14:00

archqemu: I try to keep up to date with regards to whatever version is in [core]. The problem is, on version releases (e.g. 4.14 -> 4.15), I often have to rewrite the patches (this isn't normally a problem on patch releases like 4.16.7 -> 4.16.8). Because I'm both a full time student and work full time as a software engineer, I am sometimes unable to set aside enough time to update the patches and I get to it when I can. The semester is almost over at the time of this comment, so I should be able to set aside time for sure then, if not sooner.

archqemu commented on 2018-12-05 13:51

okay cool, thanks for your quick reply!

I was just curious if there is any systematic release schedule related to the kernel releases.

markzz commented on 2018-12-05 10:14

archqemu: When it's done.

archqemu commented on 2018-12-05 10:07

When can we expect an update of this package?

jmandawg commented on 2018-10-29 17:51

Awesome thanks markzz, I didn't know this, i'm still a bit of a noob (switched from debian) i'm going to try this for the next kernel update. Thanks again.

markzz commented on 2018-10-29 14:44

jmandawg: This is because when you boot this kernel without building the dkms module for it, it will of course not work. Because this is information any user of DKMS should know about, I don't see a reason to pin a comment about that.

I think this is something that you should read what the wiki states on DKMS because it actually lays out the steps to make sure the module is built for your kernel in use and does not require a reinstall of the nvidia-dkms package.

jmandawg commented on 2018-10-29 14:36

Someone should sticky the comment by (erylflynn commented on 2016-04-21 17:23 (edited on 2016-07-28 04:34 by erylflynn))

Installing this new kernel will break Xorg if you are using nvidia-dkms, but a re-install of nvidia-dkms fixes it.

Unfortunately there is no way to search the comments on here.

MurkyDepths commented on 2018-09-08 22:00

Sorry it took so long to reply, got busy with some other stuff.

I've done with and without AUR helpers. Pacaur seemed to work fine, without was a 70/30ish of it working or not. Over the course of some ten+ installs about 3 or 5 ended up working. Without doing anything different before the install.

Essentially, I have no idea what the problem is.

markzz commented on 2018-09-05 03:11

The -headers and -docs packages are not required to use the base package. The headers package are just that, headers for developers that need them. The docs package is also just that, documentation for the kernel and you don't need them to run the kernel.

If you are using an AUR helper, don't. They are not supported and I will not even entertain issues with packages built with them. Try building using makepkg alone and if that doesn't work, use a clean chroot (check the wiki).

If you really want to try a known good built package done in a clean chroot, you can try the package in my public repository. Again, check the wiki. I know for a fact that this PKGBUILD is known to work as I use it every day with no issue (and on an Nvidia card with the nouveau drivers).

MurkyDepths commented on 2018-09-04 18:20

When I install it asks if I want to install linux-vfio-headers and docs. They should be installed, but I don't even know. I'll go test that when I have time. If headers aren't installed that's likely the problem, if they are I'll get the version number. I'll also check dkms as you mentioned. And if anything doesn't really work, I'll try rebuilding it.