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Boot issue with e1000 netdde driver

From: Richard Braun
Subject: Boot issue with e1000 netdde driver
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2020 14:09:56 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 01:28:42PM +0200, Richard Braun wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 06:39:29PM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > One way to avoid the bug is to use the e1000 hardware network type. I
> > guess the rtl8139 driver that we ship in netdde has a bug in its irq
> > handling (we had already seen that kind of bug a long time ago in the
> > IDE driver). Moving to rump-based network drivers will probably help
> > fixing this kind of issue long-term :)
> It does seem to help. Thanks.
> For information, the virtual machines were using the pcnet device,
> not the rtl8139 one.

Actually, with the e1000 driver, very often, network is not functional
at boot time and I have to manually kill netdde and trigger some activity
for it to work.

Richard Braun

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