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Re: [Xen-users] Hi: Newbie intro.

On Tue, 2010-08-10 at 17:35 +0100, Mark Adams wrote:
> > My questions:
> > 
> > 1.  Board issues.
> > http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/VTdHowTo shows a line which causes me
> > concern:  
> > ASUS P6T Deluxe (Intel X58 chipset) requires (currently non-public) BIOS
> > update to correct DMAR-table issue
> > 
> > My board is P6T, not deluxe.  It has the X58 chip set, the BIOS is set
> > to allow VT-d, but I'm not sure if this board has the broken BIOS like
> > the Deluxe, or if it has a good BIOS, or if it is missing the feature
> > which requires the fix altogether.  Can this board run VT-d in a proper
> > way?  Do I need to get a different board in order to make this work
> > well?
> > 
> I can't answer this in relation to your board, but you don't look like
> you need VT-d support for your requirements. VT-d allows you to pass off
> devices to your HVM domU's, such as a dedicated eth or SAS card
> or the like.
> Regards,
> Mark

Maybe I need to go back to the beginning of the docs and start over.  I
hate that.  I always lose patience and try to skip forward to the good
parts and then miss something important.


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