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Re: [Xen-devel] XenVGAPassthroughTestedAdapters up to date?

To: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] XenVGAPassthroughTestedAdapters up to date?
From: Jean Guyader <jean.guyader@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:52:09 +0100
Cc: Eric Stein <toba@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On 7 October 2010 11:49, Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 11:26:15AM +0100, Jean Guyader wrote:
>> On 7 October 2010 08:57, Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 01:06:31AM -0400, Eric Stein wrote:
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> I've been looking to virtualize a Win7 guest and a Gentoo Linux guest
>> >> side by side, each having access to one video card.  However, most of
>> >> the consumer cards I've looked at are either somewhat out of date
>> >> (Nvidia 8800 GTS) or not listed on the wiki page for VGA passthrough:
>> >>
>> >> http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenVGAPassthroughTestedAdapters
>> >>
>> >> Based on my reading of the pages around VTd and IOMMU, I should be able
>> >> to use the patches to accomplish my goal if I choose a card that works
>> >> with Xen (or use one of the workarounds, for instance vBAR=pBAR).
>> >>
>> >> I'm inclined to think this page is out of date as I've heard mention
>> >> that various Intel IGD onboard cards have support... is there a
>> >> different resource I should be looking to to determine which cards I
>> >> should consider buying?
>> >>
>> >
>> > Yep, that wiki page is unfortunately very out-of-date.
>> > If you know a list of tested adapters I can add them to the wiki.
>> >
>> ATI HD4550, ATI HD5750 work fine with the latest catalyst driver (10-9).
> Could you please tell more about the hardware, and also software versions 
> used.
> See the wiki page for details.

I tried on win7 32b, haven't tried XP. The hardware was an Ibex Peak Ibex.
The xen version was xen 3.4-testing.


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