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Re: [Qemu-devel] ipxe and arm

From: Laszlo Ersek
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] ipxe and arm
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 15:38:20 +0200
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On 05/11/16 15:03, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
>   Hi,
> ipxe gained support for arm and aarch64 efi platforms.  So we could add
> support to our nic pci roms with the next ipxe update.
> But: The question is whenever that makes sense in the first place.
> Support for virtio-net is in edk2, so that is covered already.  The
> other pci nics are not, but given that virtio-net predates arm
> virtualization all guests should be able to handle virtio-net just fine.
> And I doubt anybody seriously prefers rtl8139 or e1000 over virtio-net
> unless the lack of guest driver support mandates it ...
> Comments anyone?

AFAIK all aarch64 OS installers will come with virtio-net drivers on the
install media.


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