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Re: [Xen-devel] ne2000 support removed in -unstable

Christian Limpach wrote:
> On 7/27/06, Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> It looks like that with the import of the new qemu code the support for
>> ne2000 emulation was dropped.
>> This is a bit unfortunate since it leave OpenBSD/i386 as a VMX guest
>> with a working nic (the realtek one does not seem to work in at least
>> 3.9 - while it is recognized it will not get a MAC-address and any
>> attempt to use it will result in a watchdog timeout logged in the guest).
>> Is there any fundamental reason why ne2k got dropped or is there a
>> chance to resurrect it ?
> It's still there, it just gets selected differently.  If you want to
> use an ne2000 device, you can request it on a per-vif basis by adding
> model=ne2k_pci to the vif config:
> vif = [ 'type=ioemu, model=ne2k_pci' ]

that brings it back to life - thanks!

> Also, please try the realtek device again, most of the hardware
> support was quite broken until yesterday/today.

looks like this is actually an OpenBSD issue. OpenBSD 3.9 is unable to
read the MAC address of the device - the current development
version(4.0-beta= however seems to detect it just fine.


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