[Libvir] PATCH: Support NIC model selection for QEMU/KVM
Daniel P. Berrange
berrange at redhat.com
Mon Oct 22 20:35:31 UTC 2007
On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 04:33:40PM -0400, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 03:44:38PM -0400, Jim Paris wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Sometime between kvm-36 and kvm-46 I ran into problems with the
> > default QEMU network card (ne2k-pci). Switching it fixed the
> > problems, but libvirt doesn't support changing the NIC model.
> > These patches add support for:
> > <interface>
> > <nic model="rtl8139"/>
> > </interface>
> > which becomes
> > qemu -net nic,model=rtl8139,mac=...
> > By default, no model is appended to the qemu command line, as before.
> > Documentation update & some fixes are included too.
> I would really prefer if we were able to identify the issue and
> fix it transparently for the user (for example by detecting the
> kvm version if possible) rather than add an option in the permanent
> data file just to make stuff work. I hope this is possible, but
> can't really tell.
In Fedora/RHEL we simply switched Xen, QEMU and KVM to all use rtl8139 by
defualt since ne2k is crap.
|=- Red Hat, Engineering, Emerging Technologies, Boston. +1 978 392 2496 -=|
|=- Perl modules: http://search.cpan.org/~danberr/ -=|
|=- Projects: http://freshmeat.net/~danielpb/ -=|
|=- GnuPG: 7D3B9505 F3C9 553F A1DA 4AC2 5648 23C1 B3DF F742 7D3B 9505 -=|
More information about the libvir-list