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Re: [Qemu-devel] RTL8139 hardware revision in Qemu?

From: Carlos A. M. dos Santos
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] RTL8139 hardware revision in Qemu?
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 22:16:35 -0300

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 3:10 PM, Frode Lillerud <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi, I'm working on the Cosmos project, and I am writing a driver for the
> RTL8139 networkcard in Qemu.
> Which hardware revision is the card you are emulating? Is it RTL8139C+?

It can emulate a RTL8139C+ but you may want to edit hw/rtl8139.c and
uncomment the line containing

     #define RTL8139_ONBOARD_TIMER 1

> Are there any good resources/wiki/websites you can recommend for programming
> for that chip?

Look at


There are also drivers for several open source operating systems. Good
starting points are FreeBSD's if_rl and if_re drivers:



The later one requires that you uncomment the RTL8139_ONBOARD_TIMER
mentioned above.

Carlos A. M. dos Santos

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