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Re: re* in an hvm environment

On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 11:06:03AM +0200, iMil wrote:
> Hi NetBSD-users,
> I've setup some NetBSD-virtualized platforms, and ran across some hint you 
> may be aware of, but this can save you time.
> This hint works for both Linux/Xen 3.1 hvm and Linux/kvm hosts, with NetBSD 
> 3.1 or 4.0 guests.
> As you may know, the default NIC emulated by QEMU backends is a RTL8139 
> model. This card is supported by two drivers in the NetBSD kernel, re(4) 
> and rtk(4). By default, it's re(4) that takes the lead, but shortly after 
> booting your NetBSD guest, every time you'll try a network transfer you see 
> the one and famous :

I somehow have some recollection that qemu's RTL8139 hardware i  really a
plain rtk(4), and not a re(4), despite that the revision code the emulated
hardware has indicates otherwise.  But this is a vague recollection
bordering on speculation.

        Jonathan Kollasch

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