Someone asked for an easy question, and I tried to reply with an
effective answer (without perfection).
I hope "zap/calmstorm" has already launched any GNU/Linux .iso with
that, because hasn't asked more details.


El 10/08/17 a les 08:42, Simon Hobson ha escrit:
> Adam Borowski <kilob...@angband.pl> wrote:
> 
>> rtl8139 is a 100Mbit card, you really don't want your virtual network speed
>> hobbled by emulating such gear.
> 
> It doesn't work like that. The nominal speed of the card is merely that of 
> the real card being emulated - in the emulated version, there's no serial 
> pipe to get the bits through (just in-memory copies/moves) and the actual 
> throughput will be whatever the chain of bits can push through it. That's 
> certainly the case with Xen which (AIUI) uses Qemu for the I/O stuff.
> 
> 
> Having said that, people bitten by "cr*p hardware or drivers" tend to have 
> long memories - Realtek is a make I prefer to avoid. Now, Intel e1000 is a 
> different matter.
> Yeah, I know - the newer stuff is OK, and it's only emulated not real 
> hardware, but memories of pain are memories of pain.
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