Re: Xen PVUSB - Debian 8
On Mon, 2015-06-15 at 18:25 +0100, pietrop wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to setup a Debian 8 machine running XEN, which I've
> installed from the package manager, to use the USB passthrough.
> It looks like I need to use the module xen-usbfront and xen-usbback,
> which I can't find in the /lib/modules/(my kern)/*
> Are there ways to get around this ?
PV USB front/back have not yet been accepted into the mainline Linux
kernel and by extension are not available in Debian 8's kernel either.
Juergen Gross from SuSE is working on mainlining those drivers now, if
you are happy with building your own kernels then I'm sure he would be
grateful for test reports etc. If you are a developer I'm sure he would
welcome any help you can offer too.
Look for recent postings from Jeurgen in the xen-devel, linux-kernel or
linux-usb archives. (FYI AIUI usbback is going to become a userspace
thing using libusb and not a kernel driver, I'm not really sure where it
is going to live).