Package Base Details: linux-vfio

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Keywords: acs arbiter assignment gpu i915 kvm override passthrough pci qemu vfio vga
Submitter: zman0900
Maintainer: eclairevoyant
Last Packager: eclairevoyant
Votes: 72
Popularity: 0.59
First Submitted: 2015-01-30 06:41 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-12-04 05:22 (UTC)

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eclairevoyant commented on 2022-11-05 18:19 (UTC) (edited on 2022-11-05 18:19 (UTC) by eclairevoyant)

I strongly suggest rebuilding this after updating openssl to 3.0.7 (or better, building in a clean chroot which has an updated openssl), as this may break things otherwise.

markzz commented on 2020-05-01 15:44 (UTC) (edited on 2020-05-01 16:06 (UTC) by markzz)

A few things BEFORE building this package and/or commenting here:


If you do not read the wiki and ask a stupid question, you'll either get a stupid/terse response from me or you will be ignored. If this continues, this may require me to bring this up to a TU for account suspensions.

Remember, there's also search engines that you can also look up errors that you get related to makepkg.


This package's goal is to be as close to the Arch Linux linux package. Therefore, we use the config file from that package. We will not, unless under very special circumstances, modify the config file for any reason.

You can make changes yourself. You should be capable enough to make any changes you see fit without us making the changes on our end.


This one has been more recent. The goal of this package is to add a MINIMAL patch set for IOMMU grouping and for VGA arbitration on Intel iGPUs. Under no circumstances will I backport patches that are not present in the linux repository on nor will I add a patch that adds a feature outside of the intended goal of this project.

If you absolutely feel that your patch is completely necessary, you MUST have ready a link to the appropriate discussion from the OFFICIAL LINUX KERNEL MAILING LISTS and/or from Arch Linux's Bug Tracker at For the latter, they must be bugs present in the linux package in [core] and do NOT open a task on there if it is specific to this package (or any AUR package for that matter). I do not want to see links to reddit talking about some patch that you want to add.

If you want to add patches to your own build, that's completely fine.


AUR helpers are unsupported and therefore we will not provide help to you unless you have verified it's not working with makepkg. I always make sure this package builds in a clean chroot before uploading here, so I know it builds on a clean and up to date Arch Linux system.


Both maintainers of this package provide signed binary packages in unofficial pacman repositories maintained and signed by ourselves. If you do not want to compile this kernel yourself for whatever reason, feel free to make use of them.

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eclairevoyant commented on 2022-11-05 18:19 (UTC) (edited on 2022-11-05 18:19 (UTC) by eclairevoyant)

I strongly suggest rebuilding this after updating openssl to 3.0.7 (or better, building in a clean chroot which has an updated openssl), as this may break things otherwise.

Firebug24k commented on 2022-10-31 04:25 (UTC)

Same problem here - I can't get 6.0.5 to boot, it hangs as soon as it gets to the framebuffer.

TieMajor commented on 2022-10-17 06:22 (UTC)

6.0.2.arch1-1 is causing weird issues for me. The initial framebuffer seems to be broken (I am not using quiet), but when the xorg or wayland session starts it works fine. Trying to troubleshoot this I only found out it happens when I specify ids with vfio-pci.ids as a kernel parameter.

The symtoms are extremly similar to this post

Onishin commented on 2022-09-02 08:07 (UTC)

The package has been out of date for a while now. Is the package definitely stopped? Can we expect an update soon? Is there any other solution than to do all the hand :( In any case, thank you for your time and skills.

Jeka commented on 2022-07-04 11:01 (UTC) (edited on 2022-07-04 11:05 (UTC) by Jeka)

Has anyone tried the Manjaro kernel with the ACS patch on Arch Linux? (linux-acs-manjaro)

giostark commented on 2022-06-05 00:58 (UTC)

Maybe a tip for other noobs like me. Now the system update work with the gcc 12.1. Installing the pre-compiled kernel (done with gcc 11.2) or via helper (yay always search for gcc 11.2) result in error with the latest nvidia modules (that use the gcc 12.1). Solutions: 1) downgrade the gcc to the 11.2 (bleah solution) 2) (better solution) compile the kernel from the source without helpers using: makepkg -Crso Then: makepkg -ers Then: sudo pacman -U (3 packs generated before) Here the topic of the issue:

JuniorJPDJ commented on 2021-12-09 00:31 (UTC)

pssst, this version is 2 patches old now

Mine-turtle commented on 2021-10-27 05:45 (UTC) (edited on 2021-11-21 11:32 (UTC) by Mine-turtle)

HI, I'm unable to completely update my Manjaro for two update cycles now. These three are the last stragglers: linux-vfio, linux-vfio-docs, linux-vfio-headers.

This is all I get from pacman (gui) before update terminates:

  Cloning linux-vfio build files...
  Generating linux-vfio-docs information...
  Failed to prepare transaction:
  Failed to generate linux-vfio-docs information

Any advice?

hurrian commented on 2021-09-11 14:37 (UTC) (edited on 2021-09-12 06:49 (UTC) by hurrian)

Hello, I've noticed that this has been out of date for a while - I've updated the package to sync with the latest Arch vanilla kernel.

The ACS patch was successfully tested on a Gigabyte X570-UD, by passing through a chipset USB controller.

The i915 patch needed minor refactoring to build on 5.14, however I don't have any Intel hardware, so I am unable to test this patch.

Here's the link to my tree for 5.14.2-arch1-2: . I've also submitted this as a PR to @slowbro's repository.

Edit: The update to 5.14.2 has been merged.

daniel_shub commented on 2021-07-27 16:01 (UTC)

@slowbro how were you testing the package. Were you running it through a formal test suite of some sort or just seeing if passthrough was working?