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[Qemu-commits] [COMMIT 0d6b0b1] Make the e1000 the default network adap

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: [Qemu-commits] [COMMIT 0d6b0b1] Make the e1000 the default network adapter for thepc target.
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 22:04:03 -0000

From: Anthony Liguori <address@hidden>

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.

Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <address@hidden>

diff --git a/hw/pc.c b/hw/pc.c
index 5664d1b..11b8618 100644
--- a/hw/pc.c
+++ b/hw/pc.c
@@ -1264,7 +1264,7 @@ static void pc_init1(ram_addr_t ram_size,
         if (model == NULL)
-            model = "ne2k_pci";
+            model = "e1000";
         snprintf(nic_oprom, sizeof(nic_oprom), "pxe-%s.bin", model);
         oprom_area_size += load_option_rom(nic_oprom, 0xc0000 + 
@@ -1347,7 +1347,7 @@ static void pc_init1(ram_addr_t ram_size,
         if (!pci_enabled || (nd->model && strcmp(nd->model, "ne2k_isa") == 0))
             pc_init_ne2k_isa(nd, isa_irq);
-            pci_nic_init(nd, "ne2k_pci", NULL);
+            pci_nic_init(nd, "e1000", NULL);
diff --git a/qemu-options.hx b/qemu-options.hx
index 03abb5c..e3bd314 100644
--- a/qemu-options.hx
+++ b/qemu-options.hx
@@ -828,7 +828,7 @@ DEF("net", HAS_ARG, QEMU_OPTION_net,
 @item -net 
 Create a new Network Interface Card and connect it to VLAN @var{n} (@var{n}
-= 0 is the default). The NIC is an ne2k_pci by default on the PC
+= 0 is the default). The NIC is an e1000 by default on the PC
 target. Optionally, the MAC address can be changed to @var{mac}, the
 device address set to @var{addr} (PCI cards only),
 and a @var{name} can be assigned for use in monitor commands.

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