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Re: [Qemu-devel] ipxe and arm

From: Shannon Zhao
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] ipxe and arm
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 21:51:52 +0800
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On 2016年05月11日 21:38, Laszlo Ersek wrote:
> 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.
But if the user doesn't specify a virtio-net nic, then ipxe will fail,


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