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Re: [libvirt] Constantly changing USB product ID



On 03/28/2012 02:41 PM, Avi Kivity wrote:
> On 03/27/2012 05:48 PM, Jaap Winius wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > Recently I learned how to configure KVM with USB pass-though
> > functionality. In my case I configured my guest domain with this block
> > of code:
> >
> >     <hostdev mode='subsystem' type='usb' managed='yes'>
> >       <source>
> >         <vendor id='0x0c93'/>
> >         <product id='0x1772'/>
> >         <address bus='1' device='4'/>
> >       </source>
> >     </hostdev>
> >
> > At first this worked fine, but then later the guest domain refused to
> > start because the USB device was absent. When I checked, I found that
> > its product ID had mysteriously changed to 1771. Later it was back at
> > 1772. Now it appears that the USB device I am dealing with has a
> > product ID that changes back and forth between 1771 and 1772 at random.
> >
> > Apparently, the Windows program running on the guest domain is
> > designed to deal with this nonsense, but the question is, Can KVM be
> > configured to deal with it? Something like <product id='0x177*'/>
> > would be useful, but that doesn't work.
> >
> > Any ideas would be much appreciated.
> >
>
> This is really strange.  What kind of device is this?
>
> I've filed an RFE [1] for virt-manager for assigning USB host devices
> opportunistically, that is if they're plugged they're assigned, and if
> not the guest starts without them.  If it were implemented, you could
> assign both 0x1771 and 0x1772 and whichever ID the device is today would
> get assigned.
>
>
> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804432
>

btw, the correct place for this discussion is likely the libvirt mailing
list, or maybe the virt-manager list if it exists.

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