Description of problem:
qemu emulation of e1000 nic does not follow the specification
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
qemu versions below 0.15.1
Start a virtual machine with some OS that has no virtio and does not work with the old e1000-emulator.
At least all SunOS 5.10 or OpenSolaris and Illumos based systems like Solaris 10, Nexenta, SmartOS, Illumian, ... are affected.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a virtual machine with e1000 NIC in a network with a DHCP-server
2. let it run the OpenIndiana live DVD
Latest ISO at this moment is
3. wait until the Gnome desktop is shown
or use any other affected OS and try to use the network
See that when the Gnome desktop is shown the system does not get a DHCP lease, the Network Manager icon remains orange
(sending out packets works, return packets are not received).
(sudo) password when selecting the Network Manager is "openindiana"
The system will get a DHCP lease and the network is functional (i.e. in the Gnome desktop the network icon will turn green)
The OpenIndiana ISO's are in
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the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This request was erroneously removed from consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4, which is currently under development. This request will be evaluated for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4.
Need to backport from upstream.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
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