[vfio-users] I am confused about Intel GPU status

Alex Williamson alex.l.williamson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 00:18:37 UTC 2016

On Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 6:17 PM, Samuel Holland <samuel at sholland.org> wrote:

> On 04/03/2016 06:02 PM, Nick S wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I remember reading that to use Intel GPU on your host you need to
>> patch your kernel. Is it still required? The reason I am asking is
>> that I watched the "30k PC" video from Alex blog and it looks like
>> they are using motherboard GPU for host there with no issues. Also,
>> is it required for OVMF virtual machines? I am trying to chose
>> another motherboard for my virtualization PC and I would like to
>> maximize the PCIE slots available for passthrough.
> I believe the VGA arbitration patch is required to use Intel GPU
> acceleration on the host when using legacy BIOS in the VM and x-vga=on.
> Patching is *not* required when using OVMF in the virtual machine.

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