Package Details: linux-vfio 4.12.13-1

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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: 38
Popularity: 1.750694
First Submitted: 2015-01-30 06:41
Last Updated: 2017-09-15 19:01

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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

Latest Comments

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.

flack commented on 2017-07-03 22:27

For me linux-vfio 4.11.8-1 not work with intel VGA at host. I roll back to 4.11.6-2-vfio version.

markzz commented on 2017-06-23 00:06

Sorry about the lack of updates, I've been enormously busy lately. I will try really really hard to get the patches updated to 4.11.x this weekend, but will get them done by the end of next week for sure.

markzz commented on 2017-05-01 15:42

sheenik: Are you using an Intel integrated video for your host? If not, then the arbitration patch does nothing for you. I can also say that this package does work as expected on my system, but I do not use an Intel video device.

spheenik commented on 2017-05-01 07:30

Arbitration patch (I suppose) seems not to work on 4.10-11 kernel.

VM starts, but passed through GPU never turns on, and VM will remain stuck in this state.

Reverting to a 4.8 vfio kernel resolves the issue.

markzz commented on 2017-03-16 02:53

Spartus: You shouldn't need this package if you're using an AMD chip. That is one of the few advantages of them (I kid I kid). ;-)

On a side note, it takes me over an hour on my i7-4790K and I usually set it to compile when I go to bed.

I also do provide this package on my repository, in the case you do actually need this package and you don't want to take the time to compile it (scroll down in the comments feed for more info).

Spartus commented on 2017-03-16 02:14

Thanks markzz. While I do appreciate that compile time is directly a function of computer speed, of course, it seems especially long for a brand new Ryzen 7 (although I fear baiting a conversation of AMD vs. Intel). Regardless, does 4+ hours seem reasonable based on other's experience?

markzz commented on 2017-03-15 17:30

Spartus: On a slow computer, this will take a while to compile.

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