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Re: [Qemu-devel] net: Next steps to deprecate -net (was: [RFC PATCH] Ena

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] net: Next steps to deprecate -net (was: [RFC PATCH] Enable vlans and dump for -netdev, too)
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:25:29 +0100

On 17 July 2015 at 07:53, Thomas Huth <address@hidden> wrote:
> Ok, assuming that my "Network traffic dumping for -netdev devices" patch
> series is going to solve the dumping-for-netdev problem, how do we
> tackle the remaining problems that we have to solve before we can
> deprecate -net? Does anybody have a survey of the (onboard) NICs that
> can only be configured with -net but not with -device? Could they
> nowadays be changed to work with -device, too, or are there still major
> obstacles to solve first?

The problem is that "-device" says "create a new device and
configure it like this". But onboard NICs are created by
the board, so we want let the user say how to configure
those devices, not create new ones...

-- PMM

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