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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: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 07:39:04 -0500
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Avi Kivity wrote:
On 08/14/2009 07:23 PM, 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.

I am unable to get Windows XP to work with the e1000 device, either with its built-in drivers or with Windows Update. I think it's better to switch to rtl8139 (qemu-kvm's default for years now).

Is this a bug or is this not known to work?

I'd rather fix the e1000 bug than switch to rtl8139 which is still awfully slow.


Anthony Liguori

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