Matt Fiddles

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"What was the self-sacrifice? "
"I jettisoned half of a much loved and I think irreplaceable pair of shoes. "
"Why was that self-sacrifice? "
"Because they were mine! " said Ford crossly.
"I think we have different value systems. "
"Well mine's better. "
"That's according to your... oh never mind. "

Where will you go today?

"OK, so ten out of ten for style, but minus several million for good thinking, yeah? "


IOMMU PCI Passthrough

PCI Passthough is available on some systems. It allow one to map PCI cards to VMs.

Can be enabled with this kernel arg: intel_iommu=on (though it depends if hardware supports it).


Many articles said it caused problems (failed boot, memory corruption). However, these articles were written back in 2006 or before, and the hardware has progressed.

Enabling IOMMU in the kernel for graphics card pass-through

Linux kernel enable the IOMMU – input / output memory management unit support

What is IOMMU and will it improve my VM performance?

Is IOMMU enabled?

computers/virtualization/start.txt · Last modified: Dec 6, 2013 (5 years ago) by Matt Bagley