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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 16:44:32 +0200
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On 05/11/16 15:51, Shannon Zhao wrote:
> 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,
> right?

I don't understand the question, sorry. How can ipxe fail if ipxe is not
made available to the guest, in any NIC's PCI option ROM BAR?


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