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Interesting. I got the 3930K and 5960X should not be anything behind mine. I am also passing through 2 USB controllers, one of which is part of my X79 chipset. I never had the need to use the ACS patch.

Can you post your IOMMU groups before you patched the kernel? I'm quite surprised that you need a patch with that CPU.

I'm quite confident that if you were to do VGA passthrough with a modern graphics card that has a UEFI BIOS, using Windows 10 (or Windows 8) with UEFI boot, you should have no problems. In the worst case, you'd need an extra USB3 PCIe card, which is real cheap. Of course, if the motherboard BIOS is screwed, you may run into all sorts of problems. What's your motherboard?

Mate It was almost a year and a half ago when i said i don't have a clue, i meant i don't remember.

Also i can't post anything, since then i switched to a 4k monitor and before the release of the gtx 1080ti i had a 980ti which wasn't powerfull enought, so i had to go sli rolleyes.gif

And since it wasn't possible i moved from linux main os to win10 main os.
Also now with linux inside windows i pretty much don't need linux on my main computer, especially since i also have a macbook pro for work.
(also i could finally get rid of my zfs array and move to a 10to hdd o/ )

I had an extra usb 3 pcie card by the way, which i used for usb passthrough.
Speaking of motherboard, i am wondering if i had the same cpu back then, quite possible i was on a different chipset, time flies so...
Edited by zipeldiablo - 8/27/17 at 7:53am
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Mate It was almost a year and a half ago when i said i don't have a clue, i meant i don't remember.

Also i can't post anything, since then i switched to a 4k monitor and before the release of the gtx 1080ti i had a 980ti which wasn't powerfull enought, so i had to go sli rolleyes.gif

And since it wasn't possible i moved from linux main os to win10 main os.
Also now with linux inside windows i pretty much don't need linux on my main computer, especially since i also have a macbook pro for work.
(also i could finally get rid of my zfs array and move to a 10to hdd o/ )

I had an extra usb 3 pcie card by the way, which i used for usb passthrough.
Speaking of motherboard, i am wondering if i had the same cpu back then, quite possible i was on a different chipset, time flies so...

Wow, didn't notice that this was so long ago. Glad you found a way to enjoy both worlds - Linux and Windows. It looks like you got some nice hardware, too.

I myself would not want to run Windows as a host OS - too many bad memories from deteriorating disk / general performance to "disk not readable" since Microsoft dropped support for disk compression (moving from Win98 to 2000 or whatever was the next) to - surprise surprise - virus infection, despite commercial anti-virus software etc. The list goes on.

Since I run Windows 10 Pro in a VM on lvm formated drives, backups are easy - create snapshot and backup, even while Windows is running. A 110 GB Windows partition on SSD takes me about 10 minutes to backup to HDD, and about the same time to restore. I have always 2 consecutive backups, plus a "golden copy" when I installed Windows and the software I use. All copies are stored both local on a backup drive and remote on a server. If my CPU/motherboard dies on me, I can replace/upgrade both CPU and m/b and boot my Windows VM as if nothing happened.

Sometimes I install software on Windows for trials, or experiment with different settings inside Windows. If I'm not happy with the results, I simply restore Windows from a backup. This would be a lot more complicated if Windows was installed on bare metal.

Backup and restore, including remote backup/restore, is all done in Linux. Linux has lots of utilities for handling and safekeeping data, and all of them free. I'm not a script wizard and often use GUI applications to get the job done. But sometimes I use scripts since they are unbeatable.

The reason I replied to your previous post was that I couldn't understand why your hardware wouldn't work with VGA passthrough - it should have been rather easy.

In any case, if you're interested, here is my how-to: https://heiko-sieger.info/running-windows-10-on-linux-using-kvm-with-vga-passthrough/

Forgive me if I posted the link before.
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The reason I replied to your previous post was that I couldn't understand why your hardware wouldn't work with VGA passthrough - it should have been rather easy.

In any case, if you're interested, here is my how-to: https://heiko-sieger.info/running-windows-10-on-linux-using-kvm-with-vga-passthrough/

Probably because I had a different hardware back then, it was a real pain in the ass.
You do realize that I already know more on the subject than the sum of the content you posted on your website right?

Anyway, I had windows on Vm too but before switching it as main os I already moved it on baremetal, I needed to run benchmarks to compare performance between vm and host so...
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You do realize that I already know more on the subject than the sum of the content you posted on your website right?

Anyway, I had windows on Vm too but before switching it as main os I already moved it on baremetal, I needed to run benchmarks to compare performance between vm and host so...

I didn't know. Do you have any place you share your knowledge? I'm always interested to learn more.
Edited by powerhouse - 9/2/17 at 1:41pm
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I didn't know. Do you have any place you share your knowledge? I'm always interested to learn more.

No i don't, there is enough place as it is on the web wink.gif
The blog from the redhat guy is a good start (alex richardson or something, it should be the first result when it comes to vfio), the mailing list is top-notch if you have any issue and you can still find 182 pages of information on arch-linux forum wink.gif
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