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

From: Amit Shah
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/1] Make the e1000 the default network adapter for the pc target.
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:17:47 +0530
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)

On (Tue) Aug 25 2009 [11:39:17], 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.

One point of VMs is running older software on newer hardware.


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