Bug 523638 - [RHEL6 Xen]: Support PV PCI passthrough?
Summary: [RHEL6 Xen]: Support PV PCI passthrough?
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 611423
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Xen Maintainance List
QA Contact: Martin Jenner
Depends On:
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Reported: 2009-09-16 09:34 UTC by Chris Lalancette
Modified: 2011-01-05 10:10 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-01-05 10:00:59 UTC

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Description Chris Lalancette 2009-09-16 09:34:48 UTC
Description of problem:
RHEL-5 Xen domU currently supports the ability to passthrough a PCI device to a paravirtualized guest.  While this isn't secure, it does have uses.  Upstream LKML domU support does not currently support this mode.  Should we port this over?

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2009-09-16 09:36:55 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Pasi Karkkainen 2010-11-19 08:53:20 UTC
xen-pcifront support for PCI passthrough to PV domU is now included in the upstream 2.6.37 kernel.

It would be very welcome addition for the el6 kernel!

Comment 4 Paolo Bonzini 2011-01-05 10:00:59 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 611423 ***

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