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Re: [Qemu-devel] Virtual IOMMU + Virtio-net devices in a Windows VM does
Michael S. Tsirkin
Re: [Qemu-devel] Virtual IOMMU + Virtio-net devices in a Windows VM doesn't work
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:57:08 +0300
On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 01:55:01PM +0800, Peter Xu wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 04:13:18PM -0400, Jintack Lim wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm running a Windows VM on top of KVM on x86, and one of virtio-net
> > device in the Windows VM doesn't seem to work. I provided virtual
> > IOMMU and two virtio-net devices to the VM: one bypassing the virtual
> > IOMMU and the other one behind the virtual IOMMU. It turned out
> > that the virtio-net device behind virtual IOMMU didn't work while the
> > one bypassing the virtual IOMMU worked well. In a linux VM with the
> > same configuration, both of virtio-net device worked well.
> > I found that there is a subtle difference between virtio-net devices
> > bypassing and behind virtual IOMMU in a Linux VM. The lscpu command in
> > the Linux VM shows different device names for them; the first line is
> > for the bypassing one, and the second line is for the one behind the
> > virtual IOMMU
> > 00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Red Hat, Inc Virtio network device
> > 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Red Hat, Inc Device 1041 (rev 01)
> > I wonder if this difference somehow caused the problem in the Windows
> > VM. I've installed the latest virtio drivers (0.1.149) from the fedora
> > project 
> > Any thoughts?
> > I'm using v4.15 Linux kernel as a host, and QEMU 2.11.0.
> Have you tried the latest QEMU?
> Also CC Jason and Michael.
I'm not sure windows virtio drivers support the virtual iommu option.
CC Yan to make sure.
> > Thanks,
> > Jintack
> >  https://wiki.qemu.org/Features/VT-d
> > 
> > https://docs.fedoraproject.org/quick-docs/en-US/creating-windows-virtual-machines-using-virtio-drivers.html
> Peter Xu