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Re: [Xen-users] Is hardware PCI passthrough working in 3.0 yet?

To: Urs Thuermann <urs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Is hardware PCI passthrough working in 3.0 yet?
From: Frank Burkhardt <fbo2@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 11:22:10 +0100
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On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 08:22:29AM +0100, Urs Thuermann wrote:
> David Muench <davemuench@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > Really? Personally I think that is the best, most amazing feature of
> > Xen. It's too bad more people aren't using it.
> I also haven't gone for Xen yet because of this feature missing.  I'd
> like to run Xen on a SMP machine where I have a file/mail/news server
> in dom0 and a router/firewall in domU, i.e. dom0 should have access to
> most PCI hardware like harddisk controllers, and the router to the PCI
> network card.  However, Xen 2.0.x doesn't support SMP in a way that
> makes sense in this case, and Xen 3.0 doesn't support accessing PCI
> devices directly from domU :-(

Hmm ... I was going to switch to Xen3 but now I'm not so sure. Are there
any plans to support PCI-over-DomU again in the future?



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