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

From: Avi Kivity
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/1] Make the e1000 the default network adapter for the pc target.
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:56:50 +0300
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On 08/25/2009 07:39 PM, Anthony Liguori wrote:
Lennart Sorensen wrote:
On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 06:58:56PM +0300, Avi Kivity wrote:
Ok. IMO it's important for networking to work out of the box, so we should avoid e1000 as default.

Certainly for anything newer than XP it seems e1000 just works (or at
least could be fixed so it works) and is very efficient.  For XP though,

Mainstream support eol for xp is scheduled for 4/14/10. New licenses are no longer available.

Since 0.12 is targeted at 3/2/10, I think it's pretty reasonable to not support XP in the default configuration especially considering the advantage to every other guest in using e1000.

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).

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