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[Xen-users] PCI Passthrough of Perle Serial Card: Failed to assign device to IOMMU

I'm trying to pass through a 4-port PCIe serial card to a Windows-based HVM 
domU, but am getting the error "Failed to assign device to IOMMU" when I try to 
power on the domU.  I'm running openSuSE 11.3, Xen 4.0.0 with kernel  I have the following options specified on the Linux kernel 
module boot line:

pciback.hide=(04:00.0)(05:00.0)(05:00.1) pci=resource_alignment=05:00.0

The pciback module is loaded correctly, and correctly seizes all of the devices 
specified.  If I look at lspci information, I see the following:

pt-r310-4:~ # lspci -vt
-[0000:00]-+-00.0  Intel Corporation Core Processor DMI
           +-03.0-[04-05]----00.0-[05]--+-00.0  Perle Systems Ltd Device 0331
           |                            \-00.1  Perle Systems Ltd Device 0331

Looking at it without the -t option shows that 00:03.0 is my PCIe slot, 04:00.0 
is some sort of Perle PCIe to PCI bridge:

04:00.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX8112 x1 Lane PCI Express-to-PCI 
Bridge (rev aa)

05:00.0 is the serial controller, and 05:00.1 is another bridge of some sort.  
The serial controller is the one I'm really interested in passing in, and the 
one that generates this error.  If I just specify 05:00.1, I don't get any 
errors, but the domU dies immediately after startup.  If I specify the 04:00.0 
bridge, I get an error that the device is not owned by PCI Back or pci-stub, 
even though the output of lspci -v says that it is.

Any hints would be appreciated - I saw some similar issues regarding network 
card passthrough, but no apparent solutions.


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