On 2016年09月20日 09:59, Alex Williamson wrote:
On Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:28:57 +0800
Wei Xu <w...@redhat.com> wrote:
I'm trying to pass through a rtl8168 nic to linux guest on my laptop
recently, the link is directly connected to my notebook with a cable.
host/guest kernel: 4.7.0-rc5
driver name: r8169
After binding the driver to vfio-pci and launching the VM for a few
seconds, the connection led on the nic was turned off, and the guest
only see a link down nic with below messages.
[ 6.173188] r8169 0000:00:04.0 ens4: rtl_phy_reset_cond == 1 (loop:
100, delay: 1).
[ 6.177234] r8169 0000:00:04.0 ens4: link down
[ 6.177592] r8169 0000:00:04.0 ens4: link down
[ 6.177889] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): ens4: link is not ready
It's quite similar as below bug except it's for windows driver while
i'm testing linux.
My vm image is a pre-installed fedora 22 desktop, i also tried a fresh
fedora live iso, looks it can load the driver correctly.
I tried to disable auto negotiation for the link but it didn't work for me.
I did the same test with my notebook with a Intel I218-LM ethernet
controller, it works pretty well every time.
I googled around and looks it happened to bare metal too, so just wonder
if this is a bug of network-manager, or is being caused by the nic
driver or an issue in qemu/kernel vfio, anybody can help?
Realtek nics don't work well with device assignment, they barely work
well on bare metal. Stick with the Intel nic or just use the rtl nic
with virtio. I've spent longer than I care to admit on the rtl quirks
we have in QEMU and I expect they still only work with a few devices.
OK, I'll ignore Realtek, so I added one Intel iwl6235 wireless nic to my
laptop, the pci tree shows both the rtl and iwl are behind a separate
pci bridge, after bind iwl to vfio-pci driver, i failed to pass through
it again with error message from qemu.
qemu-system-x86_64: -device vfio-pci,host=0000:02:00.0: vfio: error,
group 5 is not viable, please ensure all devices within the iommu_group
are bound to their vfio bus driver.
qemu-system-x86_64: -device vfio-pci,host=0000:02:00.0: vfio: failed to
get group 5
qemu-system-x86_64: -device vfio-pci,host=0000:02:00.0: Device
Seems it's caused by the rtl nic is under the same iommu group with iwl
as well, and when the kernel vfio driver checking the viablity, it'll
make sure all the devices under the same group are viable, it works fine
after i bound the rtl to vfio-pci too, i'm wonder if this a discipline?
can't i just bind the iwl nic and pass through the the guest?
-[0000:00]-+-00.0 Intel Corporation Sky Lake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers
+-1c.0-----00.0 Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411
PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
+-1c.7-----00.0 Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6235
Initial Sys fs devices under the group after system up:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Sep 20 21:35 0000:00:1c.0 ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Sep 20 21:35 0000:00:1c.7 ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Sep 20 21:35 0000:01:00.0 ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Sep 20 21:35 0000:02:00.0 ->
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