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Added by Amit Shah over 12 years ago

net: Fix VM start with '-net none'

Commit 50e32ea8f31035877decc10f1075aa0e619e09cb changed the behaviour
for the return type of net_client_init() when a nic type with no init
method was specified. 'none' is one such nic type. Instead of returning
0, which gets interpreted as an index into the nd_table[] array, we
switched to returning -1, which signifies an error as well.

That broke VM start with '-net none'. Testing was only done with the
monitor command 'pci_add', which doesn't fail.

The correct fix would still be to return 0+ values from
net_client_init() only when the return value can be used as an index to
refer to an entry in nd_table[]. With the current code, callers can
erroneously poke into nd_table0 when -net nic is used, which can lead
to badness.

However, this commit just returns to the previous behaviour before the
offending commit.

Signed-off-by: Amit Shah <>
Signed-off-by: Aurelien Jarno <>


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