[Aboriginal] [PATCH] CONFIG_NET_CORE=y required for VIRTIO_NET to build

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Thu Nov 28 18:59:15 PST 2013

On 11/09/2013 09:31:01 AM, Milo Hoffmann wrote:
> Hello list,
> Please review the below patch, generated with the diff provided in
> Aboriginal, for inclusion into Aboriginal. I updated only the
> i686-virtio target as it appears to be the most KVM-centric target and
> that is where I spend most of my time. Feel free to put it into
> baseconfig instead, if more appropriate.
> I'm not real sure what caused CONFIG_NET_CORE to go missing in 1.2.5
> with the i686-virtio target. I _think_ a change in the kernel
> Makefiles/Kconfig is the root cause but haven't dug in that deep yet.

Another bug is that the 9p guys broke the filesystem by unconditionally  
defaulting to virtio even if you give it an ipv4 address. There's code  
to detect type but it's called _after_ the unconditional default to  

It was kernel commit 535bcd3c4e8d09a62a89b2f1f3b3a80e1b3fce4b and as  
far as I'm concerned 9p is completely broken until that's reverted.  
I'll probably do a local patch to revert it next time around.

I've made a note of this, but until I get the basic problem with 9p  
fixed I'm unlikely to test virto. Upstream did something DEEPLY STUPID.

Thanks for the heads up,


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