Can't passthrough a Firewire/SATA PCI card to Windows 7 VM

VictorB

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Hi!

So as the title says I'm trying to passthrough the PCI card to a Windows 7 VM. This card has both a Firewire controller as well as a SATA one.
I have the two controllers bound to vfio, IOMMU is enable, the drivers for the controller are blacklisted and I have followed the official tutorials on the topics:

https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/PCI(e)_Passthrough
https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Pci_passthrough

When I try to start the VM after attaching the PCI card I get the following error:
kvm: -device vfio-pci,host=0000:03:08.0,id=hostpci0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x10: vfio 0000:03:08.0: Failed to set up TRIGGER eventfd signaling for interrupt INTX-0: VFIO_DEVICE_SET_IRQS failure: Device or resource bus

Running lspci -vvv I get the following for the controllers of interest:



Code:
02:05.0 PCI bridge: Texas Instruments PCI2250 PCI-to-PCI Bridge (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
        Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
        IOMMU group: 9
        Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=32
        I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff [size=4K]
        Memory behind bridge: f7d00000-f7dfffff [size=1M]
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: fff00000-000fffff [disabled]
        Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
        BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA- VGA- VGA16- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
                PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
                Bridge: PM- B3+
        Capabilities: [e4] CompactPCI hot-swap <?>

03:08.0 Mass storage controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3112 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3112 SATALink Controller
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19
        IOMMU group: 9
        Region 0: I/O ports at d040 [size=8]
        Region 1: I/O ports at d030 [size=4]
        Region 2: I/O ports at d020 [size=8]
        Region 3: I/O ports at d010 [size=4]
        Region 4: I/O ports at d000 [size=16]
        Region 5: Memory at f7d81000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
        Expansion ROM at f7d00000 [virtual] [disabled] [size=512K]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D3 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-
        Kernel driver in use: vfio-pci
        Kernel modules: sata_sil

03:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): LSI Corporation FW322/323 [TrueFire] 1394a Controller (rev 61) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: LSI Corporation FW322/323 [TrueFire] 1394a Controller
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
        Latency: 32 (3000ns min, 6000ns max), Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
        IOMMU group: 9
        Region 0: Memory at f7d80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
        Kernel driver in use: vfio-pci
        Kernel modules: firewire_ohci

If anyone can point me in the right direction your help will be greatly appreciated!
 

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