Adding VIRTIO to the multi_v7_defconfig

Arnd Bergmann arnd at
Sun Nov 29 14:31:47 PST 2015

On Sunday 29 November 2015 14:18:24 Peter Crosthwaite wrote:
> I started a small project to test as many QEMU emulated ARM boards
> using the multi_v7 defconfig:
> One thing that came up was we cannot use the virt board as it relies
> on virtio hotplug and drivers to get block and network support. The
> defconfig is missing the drivers. Should we add the VIRTIO drivers to
> the defconfig to bring this into play?

Yes, please send a patch, this is definitely useful. We normally ask
everyone to use loadable modules for newly enabled device drivers
in multi_v7_defconfig, but we might actually use built-in drivers
here if that would otherwise be the only module needed for booting.


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