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Re: [Qemu-devel] vfio IGD assignment (was Re: [PATCH v6 0/8] Series shor

From: Alex Williamson
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] vfio IGD assignment (was Re: [PATCH v6 0/8] Series short description)
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 09:08:57 -0600

On Fri, 20 May 2016 14:19:19 +0200
Gerd Hoffmann <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Mi, 2016-05-18 at 12:45 -0600, Alex Williamson wrote:
> > On Wed, 18 May 2016 16:24:49 +0200
> > Gerd Hoffmann <address@hidden> wrote:
> >   
> > >   Hi,
> > >   
> > > > I believe we're no longer blocked by SeaBIOS being willing to
> > > > consume the new fw_cfg entries, so barring feedback otherwise, my
> > > > plan will be to send a pull request including these changes (after
> > > > an appropriate review period), ask Kevin to apply the matching
> > > > SeaBIOS change, then see if Gerd will help me pull that support
> > > > into the default QEMU SeaBIOS image.    
> > > 
> > > Sounds good.  Patches look sane to me too.
> > > 
> > > Will try to set aside some time to test them later this week (and also
> > > push a branch with updated seabios etc for others to try).  
> > 
> > Thanks Gerd!  
> Works flawlessly.
> Linux works fine with the igd assigned as primary (pc machine type and
> igd using slot 2).
> Linux doesn't work in UPT mode for me.  That is more a guest driver
> issue though.  The i915 driver of older kernels Oopses.  The i915 driver
> of recent kernels (4.4.5+) loads fine on q35, but fails to drive my
> monitor, no matter whenever I enable the opregion or not.  For pc an
> additional kernel patch is needed (which hopefully lands upstream soon)
> to reach feature parity (as-in: no Oops on load) with q35.

Yes, I've never had success with UPT for Linux guests either.
> For windows UPT mode is the only thing supported by the drivers.  Needs
> the opregion enabled to show something on the connected display.  Works
> fine on both pc and q35, in parallel with a emulated display, and you
> can configure things as you want (mirror, expand desktop, use only one
> of the displays).

UPT is probably the only thing Intel cares to support on Windows, yes,
but did you have any issues or try legacy mode on Windows?  I find that
Windows 7/8/10 all work well with legacy mode, including the basic
drivers in the shrink-wrap images.  Please let me know if you find

> Reviewed-by: Gerd Hoffmann <address@hidden>
> Tested-by: Gerd Hoffmann <address@hidden>

Awesome, thanks!


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