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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/1] Make the e1000 the default network adapter

From: Lennart Sorensen
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/1] Make the e1000 the default network adapter for the pc target.
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:11:07 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 07:56:50PM +0300, Avi Kivity wrote:
> Our users will hate us if we do this.  We should look at XP's actual  
> market share, not formal statements from Microsoft.  If market share  
> starts dropping, we can scale back support in qemu.
> Providing less than optimal performance is a lot better than starting up  
> with no networking.  In any case optimal performance requires a  
> non-default selection (virtio).

Well if e1000 gives 95% of the virtio performance, and 8139 gives 50%,
then I know which I will be using.  Personally I don't care which one
is default, since I will use e1000 with bridging anyhow.

Len Sorensen

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