no boot possible with LSI / IBM M1015 passthrough

kopsfd

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Dear all,

I have a strange problem.

When booting the virtual machine without passthrough of the PCIe card:

- I can install OmniOS (only some errors concerning UHCI USB or warnings occur)
- I can boot OmniOS

After activating passthrough:

- I can't boot - the same machine reports "No active partition" but it boots from the virtual image, not from the M1015 controller
- If I try to reinstall OmniOS, I get a bootloop (only two errors devi (...) vgatext0, but this seems to be only a warning message)

What I'm doing wrong?

Does anyone have Proxmox with M1015 / LSI controller passthrough and OmniOS running?

Thanks a lot
 

p3x-749

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not in that combination, but in general it should work.
...you are sure that you have a vt-d capable system (CPU, mobo and BIOS settings)?
If so, it should work....maybe try relocating the M1015 to another slot that is not located behind a PCIe-bridge.

As for the USB errros...disable the USB tablet from the config.

You could test the passthrough with another distro, like a fedora-live CD.
 

spirit

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Dear all,

I have a strange problem.

When booting the virtual machine without passthrough of the PCIe card:

- I can install OmniOS (only some errors concerning UHCI USB or warnings occur)
- I can boot OmniOS

After activating passthrough:

- I can't boot - the same machine reports "No active partition" but it boots from the virtual image, not from the M1015 controller
- If I try to reinstall OmniOS, I get a bootloop (only two errors devi (...) vgatext0, but this seems to be only a warning message)

What I'm doing wrong?

Does anyone have Proxmox with M1015 / LSI controller passthrough and OmniOS running?

Thanks a lot

Hi I don't known too much for pci passthrough,

but if you use iscsi on host + virtio-scsi disk in guest + /dev/sd... , you should have iscsi passthrough inside your guest.
 

kopsfd

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Hi,

Fedora Core 19 seems to boot without failure - but I noticed one strange thing, perhaps this is the problem during booting:

In the Option ROM (MPT Bios of the LSI card) the HDD is marked as INT13 Boot-device.

I think it overrides the boot order.

How can I deactivate this - I can't enter the LSI's Bios in the virtual machine.

When booting the physical machine (after reactivating Option ROM in Supermicro's Bios) the Int13 Bootdevice isn't shown. Therefor I do not have the problem at my physical machine.

BTW: I forgot my configuration:

Supermicro X10SLM-F, VT-d activated, Option-Rom Bios deactivated (but seems to be equal), Intel_IOMMU activated in boot options, hostpci0: xx:xx.x entered into configfile, mpt2sas blacklisted for modprobe and via lsmod verified
 

p3x-749

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disable the ROM completely (enter at host boot) or flash the card without rom-file.
I don't know if there are options in VM-Bios at all, like with VMware product.
 

kopsfd

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Hi,

I'm deeply disappointed from Proxmox Support in this forum - only some community members tried to help with this problem. No help from Proxmox itself.

To cut a long story short - I downloaded and installed VMWare VSphere 5.1 (never seen VMWare ESXi before) and after 3 hours I had a running system with pass-through and installed OmniOS without any erros.

Thanks for such a good VMWare Product.
 

spirit

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Hi,

I'm deeply disappointed from Proxmox Support in this forum - only some community members tried to help with this problem. No help from Proxmox itself.

To cut a long story short - I downloaded and installed VMWare VSphere 5.1 (never seen VMWare ESXi before) and after 3 hours I had a running system with pass-through and installed OmniOS without any erros.

Thanks for such a good VMWare Product.

Hi, we have found a bug with opensolaris/openindina, with +x2apic cpu flag.
This solve problem with usb and network card. I think it could help too with your bug. (the problem is handling interrupts with x2apic on solaris, so it's breaking a lot of devices)

I have send a patch to dev mailing

As workaround for now, you can try to disable kvm support (in vm gui options->kvm hardware virtualization)
 

churnd

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Hi, we have found a bug with opensolaris/openindina, with +x2apic cpu flag.
This solve problem with usb and network card. I think it could help too with your bug. (the problem is handling interrupts with x2apic on solaris, so it's breaking a lot of devices)

I have send a patch to dev mailing

As workaround for now, you can try to disable kvm support (in vm gui options->kvm hardware virtualization)

I'm having a similar problem where passthrough of my LSI HBA causes OmniOS to panic on boot. I set up a regular Debian host to make sure it wasn't on the Proxmox side & passthrough works OK there.

I found this in searching for "OmniOS passthrough". I tried your suggestion to disable KVM support, but that causes passthrough to stop working & the VM won't boot.
 

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