Commit 0e60a82d authored by Thomas Huth's avatar Thomas Huth Committed by Jason Wang

qemu-doc: The "-net nic" option can be used with "netdev=...", too

Looks like we missed to document that it is also possible to specify
a netdev with "-net nic" - which is very useful if you want to
configure your on-board NIC to use a backend that has been specified
with "-netdev".
Signed-off-by: 's avatarThomas Huth <>
Signed-off-by: 's avatarJason Wang <>
parent 3a22ee27
......@@ -2035,9 +2035,10 @@ DEF("netdev", HAS_ARG, QEMU_OPTION_netdev,
"-netdev hubport,id=str,hubid=n\n"
" configure a hub port on QEMU VLAN 'n'\n", QEMU_ARCH_ALL)
"-net nic[,vlan=n][,macaddr=mac][,model=type][,name=str][,addr=str][,vectors=v]\n"
" old way to create a new NIC and connect it to VLAN 'n'\n"
" (use the '-device devtype,netdev=str' option if possible instead)\n"
"-net nic[,vlan=n][,netdev=nd][,macaddr=mac][,model=type][,name=str][,addr=str][,vectors=v]\n"
" configure or create an on-board (or machine default) NIC and\n"
" connect it either to VLAN 'n' or the netdev 'nd' (for pluggable\n"
" NICs please use '-device devtype,netdev=nd' instead)\n"
"-net dump[,vlan=n][,file=f][,len=n]\n"
" dump traffic on vlan 'n' to file 'f' (max n bytes per packet)\n"
"-net none use it alone to have zero network devices. If no -net option\n"
......@@ -2058,10 +2059,11 @@ DEF("net", HAS_ARG, QEMU_OPTION_net,
" old way to initialize a host network interface\n"
" (use the -netdev option if possible instead)\n", QEMU_ARCH_ALL)
@item -net nic[,vlan=@var{n}][,macaddr=@var{mac}][,model=@var{type}] [,name=@var{name}][,addr=@var{addr}][,vectors=@var{v}]
@item -net nic[,vlan=@var{n}][,netdev=@var{nd}][,macaddr=@var{mac}][,model=@var{type}] [,name=@var{name}][,addr=@var{addr}][,vectors=@var{v}]
@findex -net
Create a new Network Interface Card and connect it to VLAN @var{n} (@var{n}
= 0 is the default). The NIC is an e1000 by default on the PC
Configure or create an on-board (or machine default) Network Interface Card
(NIC) and connect it either to VLAN @var{n} (@var{n} = 0 is the default), or
to the netdev @var{nd}. The NIC is an e1000 by default on the PC
target. Optionally, the MAC address can be changed to @var{mac}, the
device address set to @var{addr} (PCI cards only),
and a @var{name} can be assigned for use in monitor commands.
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