[vfio-users] Arch user following http://vfio.blogspot.com instructions [please help]

thibaut noah thibaut.noah at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 11:46:39 UTC 2016

There is not just the forum, you also have the wiki (i admit it is a bit
outdated too but someone in the mailing list is working on rewriting it) :

There is also a guy who made a video and a huge post on a forum :

Modules are indeed in mkinit, read the wiki ;)

2016-04-14 5:00 GMT+02:00 Garland Key <david.garland.key at gmail.com>:

> Hey there,
> 1. I followed the instructions listed on this blog (
> http://vfio.blogspot.com) and got my current machine to run a windows 10
> vm with pci passthrough perfectly.  I've now switched back to Arch (my
> default OS) and want to try to adapt these instructions now that I know it
> will work.
> 2. I have 2 identical GPUs, so I have to follow the special instructions
> outlined in
> https://vfio.blogspot.com/2015/05/vfio-gpu-how-to-series-part-3-host.html.
> Again, this worked on Fedora, so to my knowledge it should work on Arch too.
> 3. Please do not refer me to the outdated Arch forums with 680+ posts that
> has now been closed.  That thread should be deleted as it is unwieldy and
> useless. I have two Nvidia GTX 970s, but again, it worked on Fedora 23. I'm
> throwing this out there due to other advice that I have been given in the
> past.
> 4. Dracut isn't used in Arch but mkinitcpio is. You're asked to insert
> add_drivers+="vfio vfio_iommu_type1 vfio_pci vfio_virqfd" in:
> /etc/dracut.conf.d/local.conf.
> Should I instead add MODULES="vfio vfio_iommu_type1 vfio_pci vfio_virqfd"
> to mkinitcpio.conf?
> 5. Farther down, I'm supposed to insert
> install_items+="/sbin/vfio-pci-override-vga.sh /usr/bin/find
> /usr/bin/dirname" in: /etc/dracut.conf.d/local.conf.
> Should I instead add install_items+="/sbin/vfio-pci-override-vga.sh
> /usr/bin/find /usr/bin/dirname" to /etc/modprobe.d/vfio.conf?
> Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.
> Best,
> Garland Key
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