Package Base Details: linux-vfio

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/linux-vfio.git (read-only, click to copy)
Keywords: acs arbiter assignment gpu i915 kvm override passthrough pci qemu vfio vga
Submitter: zman0900
Maintainer: markzz (slowbro)
Last Packager: slowbro
Votes: 61
Popularity: 1.46
First Submitted: 2015-01-30 06:41
Last Updated: 2020-08-05 03:09

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markzz commented on 2020-05-01 15:44

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

READ THE WIKI AND UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE MAKEPKG AND EVERYTHING IT ENTAILS

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.

WE WILL NOT MODIFY THE CONFIG FILE

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.

WE WILL NOT ADD X PATCH

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 git.archlinux.org 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 bugs.archlinux.org. 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.

DO NOT USE AN AUR HELPER THEN EXPECT US TO HELP

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.

BINARY PACKAGES ARE PROVIDED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE

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.

slowbro commented on 2020-02-26 23:21

Like markzz was, I'm providing updated builds in my (unofficial) user repository, if you don't want to build this yourself.

Info here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Unofficial_user_repositories#slowbro

Signing key: 85186206

Details on importing a key for pacman are here.

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kingd commented on 2015-03-26 06:10

####
gpg --recv-keys 79BE3E4300411886
gpg --recv-keys 38DBBDC86092693E
####

Won`t work in my case. I manually had to add a keyserver like this:

gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.de.pgp.net --recv-keys 79BE3E4300411886
gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.de.pgp.net --recv-keys 38DBBDC86092693E


PureTryOut commented on 2015-03-24 15:53

Thanks that did the trick!
Thanks for putting this in the AUR, much more convenient then patching it myself every time.

nbhs commented on 2015-03-23 02:54

You need to import the keys

gpg --recv-keys 79BE3E4300411886
gpg --recv-keys 38DBBDC86092693E

PureTryOut commented on 2015-03-22 13:59

Getting the following error, on both header and kernel package:
==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg...
linux-3.19.tar ... FAILED (unknown public key 79BE3E4300411886)
patch-3.19.2 ... FAILED (unknown public key 38DBBDC86092693E)
==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build linux-vfio.
==> Restart building linux-vfio-headers ? [y/N]


Are these keys wrong, where can I change them?

zman0900 commented on 2015-03-20 06:01

Updated to 3.19.2. Only changes are from the main Arch package.

zman0900 commented on 2015-02-12 05:04

My intention with this kernel is for it to be as close as possible to the main arch kernel, but with any necessary patches added to support the use of VFIO with KVM to pass through real GPUs and other PCI/PCIe things to VMs. This is very similar to the kernel available at https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=162768, but based off the main arch kernel package instead of the aur linux-mainline package.

Sometimes I might get the PKGBUILD ready earlier for a new version, but I won't upload it here until sometime after arch releases that version. You can get it ahead of time from my github repo: https://github.com/zman0900/linux-vfio-aur Currently 3.19 is ready there, based off of what is in arch testing right now.