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: zman0900 (markzz)
Last Packager: markzz
Votes: 55
Popularity: 0.94
First Submitted: 2015-01-30 06:41
Last Updated: 2019-10-18 14:41

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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

markzz commented on 2015-10-07 03:43

If you don't want to compile this package yourself, I am providing the package on my repo [1].


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igno2k commented on 2019-07-10 11:00

Any chance to add the Agesa Patch?

Also see:

giostark commented on 2019-05-09 15:58

I am getting the following build error:

 Extension error:
Could not import extension kerneldoc (exception: cannot import name 
'AutodocReporter' from 'sphinx.ext.autodoc' (/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/sphinx/ext/autodoc/

As the same here:

Following those patch instructions I deleted some lines in the PKGBUILD and I'm now compiling.

markzz commented on 2019-04-25 18:43

PiMaker101: One of the goals of this package is to model it after the standard linux package in the official repositories. This includes configuration options. This does not, however, stop you from changing the config yourself when you build it though.

PiMaker101 commented on 2019-04-25 18:16

Tested with 5.0.9 by changing the git tag in the PKGBUILD, working fine, including testing with QEMU 4.0. Noteworthy though, that I had to disable building the doc package (removed htmldocs from make), since there was a build error with sphinx.

By the way, I think it might be a good idea to change the default kernel config in this package to enable voluntary preemption (CONFIG_PREEMPT_VOLUNTARY=y), since this fixes a bug with QEMU/OMVF boot times when configured with a lot of RAM/cores (see Personally using this configuration, have not noticed any side-effects or performance losses on the host so far.

Youngsie97 commented on 2019-03-24 10:56

Just wanted to say that In regards to jmandawg and markzz that I have been updating by just changing the versions for about a week now (starting with 5.0-1) with no unexpected behaviour or side effects. Although I should state I haven't done any deep testing outside of just running my normal vms etc.

markzz commented on 2019-03-24 04:26

jmandawg: You can certainly try just changing the PKGBUILD with no new patches, but I would bet on the fact that the current patches will not work. The issue is, it's on my list of things I have to get done, but that list has grown in the last few months to the point where I'm trying to catch up. No ETA at this moment.

EDIT: I take it all back, it looks like the patches did apply, so I'm running a build and will quickly test it tomorrow.

jmandawg commented on 2019-03-24 02:46

Thanks for the great work, 5.0.x coming anytime soon? Or is it safe to change the _srcver and rebuild?

NeoTheFox commented on 2018-12-12 20:10

The latest version (4.19.8-arch1-1-vfio) has build error due to patch:

drivers/pci/quirks.c:4617:28: error: ‘pci_acs_overrides’ undeclared here (not in a function); did you mean ‘pcie_acs_overrides’? { PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, pci_acs_overrides }, ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ pcie_acs_overrides

markzz commented on 2018-12-12 16:30

I have pushed something that the patches apply, but I haven't tested the package itself.

markzz commented on 2018-12-12 14:09

whight: The vga arbiter patch does not apply in 4.19.x.

Applying: i915: Add module option to support VGA arbiter on HD devices (4.17)
error: patch failed: drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_params.c:133
error: drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_params.c: patch does not apply
error: patch failed: drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_params.h:58
error: drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_params.h: patch does not apply
error: patch failed: drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_display.c:15402
error: drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_display.c: patch does not apply