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

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/1] Make the e1000 the default network adapter for the pc target.
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 10:12:09 -0500
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Mark McLoughlin wrote:
On Fri, 2009-08-14 at 11:23 -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:
The ne2k is an ancient card that performs pretty terribly under QEMU.  In many
modern OSes, there is no longer drivers available for the ne2k.

Switch the default network adapter to e1000.  This card is more widely
suppported and performs rather well under QEMU.  There may be very old OSes
that had a ne2k driver but not an e1000 driver but I think this is likely the

I think the average user is better served with an e1000 vs ne2k.

Shouldn't ne2k continue to be the default for pc-0.11 and pc-0.10

Hrm, doesn't seem to be an obvious way to do this. I guess we could change the pc_init functions for pc-0.11 and pc-0.10. Any thoughts?


Anthony Liguori


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