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Re: PCI passthrough

On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 06:54:14PM -0500, Sam Fourman Jr. wrote:
> Hello,
> I am a little Confused about what PCI pass through actually means.
> Does this mean that I could have a NetBSD 5 Dom0 Machine
> that has Say a Nvidia 8800 PCIe Video card, and pass that video device
> through to a
> WindowsXP HVM? and then load up the Nvidia Device drivers in Windows?

that's it. Exept I'm not sure it would work properly with a VGA PCI device:
these are not "pure" PCI devices, but also respond to legacy ISA VGA

Also, with Xen 3.1 you can't pass a PCI device to a HVM guest. I don't
know if it would work with Xen 3.3

Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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