[fedora-virt] Does KVM PCI Device Assignment allow guests to access firewire?

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Mon Jan 26 08:57:39 UTC 2009

Hi Wayne,

On Fri, 2009-01-23 at 11:38 -0800, Wayne Feick wrote:
>  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/KVM_PCI_Device_Assignment
> The work on PCI device assignment looks like it might allow guests to
> access a firewire device. Can anyone confirm or deny whether that will
> be the case?

Personally, I have no idea - when we have all the bits in place you
could just give it a try.

> Specifically, I currently run Linux as my desktop and Windows in a
> VMware guest for software like Adobe Premiere. This arrangement lets
> me do video editing, but not video capture from firewire since VMware
> doesn't support it. If KVM allows me to run a Windows guest that will
> be able to do capture video from the firewire port, I'll be switching
> away from VMware.

You could re-send all this to kvm at vger.kernel.org - you might get a
definite answer, or even someone interested in working on it and needing


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