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  Reply # 570389 18-Jan-2012 14:26
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Hmm, I was under the impression I could pass through the whole PCI bus? (DirectIO), that way the card would be passed through as well?

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  Reply # 570399 18-Jan-2012 14:42
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silver565: Hmm, I was under the impression I could pass through the whole PCI bus? (DirectIO), that way the card would be passed through as well?


That is partly true, at the moment it is experimental support only - not supported.
It might work, it might not, it's still a phase one release. Technically, the tested cards are a set of network cards. Anything outside of that is "good luck!" only, and may have some very... "interesting"... results after being used for a bit.

I've seen some very, very funny happenings.



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  Reply # 570401 18-Jan-2012 14:44
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ah thank you for that. I've seen people use it with tv tuner cards, sound cards and all sorts of things. Hopefully I'll get lucky and it will work for me!

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  Reply # 570425 18-Jan-2012 15:09
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haha well hopefully it works for you!

Personally if it was my own computer that I was playing around with then i would give it a go, but if it was a client's PC I wouldn't run the risk.

The other downside of passthrough (more of an issue with multiple VM's on a single host) is that in order to fix most of the issues with the passthrough requires a restart of the host, which simply isn't do-able in enterprise level computing.

Let us know how you get on anyway!



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  Reply # 570671 19-Jan-2012 07:17
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Ah thank you for all your help

The project is a work thing, so not so much a problem of having a client. It looks like it's been put on hold for a while as more pressing matters have come up. I will post back when it gets done


thanks again! 

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