Re: [Intel-gfx] [Announcement] 2015-Q3 release of XenGT - a Mediated Graphics Passthrough Solution from Intel

From: Paolo Bonzini
Date: Thu Nov 19 2015 - 10:50:01 EST

On 19/11/2015 16:32, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > In addition to Kevin's replies, I have a high-level question: can VFIO
> > be used by QEMU for both KVM and Xen?
> No. VFIO cannot be used with Xen today. When running on Xen, the IOMMU
> is owned by Xen.

I don't think QEMU command line compatibility between KVM and Xen should
be a design goal for GVT-g.

Nevertheless, it shouldn't be a problem to use a "virtual" VFIO (which
doesn't need the IOMMU, because it uses the MMU in the physical GPU)
even under Xen.

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