Package Details: linux-vfio 4.13.11-1

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Package Base: linux-vfio
Description: The Linux kernel and modules with patches to enable GPU passthrough with KVM
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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: 39
Popularity: 1.391161
First Submitted: 2015-01-30 06:41
Last Updated: 2017-11-10 18:20

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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 2017-10-28 17:51

Kalinda: That is a patch that is irrelevant to what this package is doing. This package only fixes the specific issues related to ACS and Intel VGA arbitration along with general kernel bug fixes. This is not a catch-all patch set for all VM problems.

Kalinda commented on 2017-10-28 16:58


Would it be possible to get the new patch that fixes the NPT bug for the AMD folks included in this packages? It's here - I and a few other people from the VFIO reddit/discord have tested it and it works amazingly well, we can finally game in our VMs now.

I do have a PKGBUILD all lined for this and was going to submit it, but since we have this package it seems like it'd be better to just include the patch here. I'd be happy to test any future changes made to it to ensure they work.


markzz commented on 2017-10-27 19:25

Just an update, I've been not uploading new versions of this package due to a problem in adding USB devices to VMs. This problem should be fixed by a patch that I am testing right now. If it works, you'll see 4.13.9 uploaded today.

hondaciv commented on 2017-10-03 02:27

==> Starting package_linux-vfio-headers()...
install: cannot stat 'Documentation/DocBook/Makefile': No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package_linux-vfio-headers().

I have this same error.

codekoala commented on 2017-10-01 20:27

I keep getting the following error when trying to build this package (both with pacaur and manually):

==> Starting package_linux-vfio-headers()...
install: cannot stat 'Documentation/DocBook/Makefile': No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package_linux-vfio-headers().

It only appeared with the most recent update (afaik).

markzz commented on 2017-09-25 13:33

Not until it is released in [core].

danalec commented on 2017-09-25 06:05

thanks for the hard work

any chances to get updates based on 4.13?

markzz commented on 2017-07-30 02:55

I updated to 4.12.3-1 and had to redo the patches. As always, let me know if this breaks your system (not meaning that third party modules don't work).

markzz commented on 2017-07-18 16:55

Did you verify that the dkms hook built it for this kernel?

Xanatos commented on 2017-07-16 01:36

Does this require me to not be using the nvidia proprietary drivers? Whenever I use this kernel it stops during the boot up process, also when compiling the kernel it mentions missing some nvidia modules. I am using 1080 ti cards.

edit: Well I installed the nvidia-dkms package and the LTS verison boots. This one still doesn't but for now I can play around with the LTS verison.

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