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From 773b0a456b236ccdcf1e5329992c0d4669f0af26 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Stefan Hajnoczi <>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:14:27 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] net: add -netdev options to man page

Document the -netdev syntax which supercedes the older -net syntax.
This patch is a first step to making -netdev prominent in the QEMU

Reported-by: Anatoly Techtonik <>
Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <>
(cherry picked from commit 08d12022c7f1aba6acccc75150659c6e4c9dff23)

Signed-off-by: Michael Roth <>
 qemu-options.hx | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/qemu-options.hx b/qemu-options.hx
index 1af4fec..1021ab7 100644
--- a/qemu-options.hx
+++ b/qemu-options.hx
@@ -1357,6 +1357,7 @@ Valid values for @var{type} are
 Not all devices are supported on all targets.  Use -net nic,model=?
 for a list of available devices for your target.
+@item -netdev user,id=@var{id}[,@var{option}][,@var{option}][,...]
 @item -net user[,@var{option}][,@var{option}][,...]
 Use the user mode network stack which requires no administrator
 privilege to run. Valid options are:
@@ -1365,6 +1366,7 @@ privilege to run. Valid options are:
 @item vlan=@var{n}
 Connect user mode stack to VLAN @var{n} (@var{n} = 0 is the default).
+@item id=@var{id}
 @item name=@var{name}
 Assign symbolic name for use in monitor commands.
@@ -1490,6 +1492,7 @@ processed and applied to -net user. Mixing them with the new configuration
 syntax gives undefined results. Their use for new applications is discouraged
 as they will be removed from future versions.
+@item -netdev tap,id=@var{id}[,fd=@var{h}][,ifname=@var{name}][,script=@var{file}][,downscript=@var{dfile}][,helper=@var{helper}]
 @item -net tap[,vlan=@var{n}][,name=@var{name}][,fd=@var{h}][,ifname=@var{name}][,script=@var{file}][,downscript=@var{dfile}][,helper=@var{helper}]
 Connect the host TAP network interface @var{name} to VLAN @var{n}.
@@ -1529,6 +1532,7 @@ qemu-system-i386 linux.img \
                  -net nic -net tap,"helper=/usr/local/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper"
 @end example
+@item -netdev bridge,id=@var{id}[,br=@var{bridge}][,helper=@var{helper}]
 @item -net bridge[,vlan=@var{n}][,name=@var{name}][,br=@var{bridge}][,helper=@var{helper}]
 Connect a host TAP network interface to a host bridge device.
@@ -1551,6 +1555,7 @@ qemu-system-i386 linux.img -net bridge -net nic,model=virtio
 qemu-system-i386 linux.img -net bridge,br=qemubr0 -net nic,model=virtio
 @end example
+@item -netdev socket,id=@var{id}[,fd=@var{h}][,listen=[@var{host}]:@var{port}][,connect=@var{host}:@var{port}]
 @item -net socket[,vlan=@var{n}][,name=@var{name}][,fd=@var{h}] [,listen=[@var{host}]:@var{port}][,connect=@var{host}:@var{port}]
 Connect the VLAN @var{n} to a remote VLAN in another QEMU virtual
@@ -1573,6 +1578,7 @@ qemu-system-i386 linux.img \
                  -net socket,connect=
 @end example
+@item -netdev socket,id=@var{id}[,fd=@var{h}][,mcast=@var{maddr}:@var{port}[,localaddr=@var{addr}]]
 @item -net socket[,vlan=@var{n}][,name=@var{name}][,fd=@var{h}][,mcast=@var{maddr}:@var{port}[,localaddr=@var{addr}]]
 Create a VLAN @var{n} shared with another QEMU virtual
@@ -1624,6 +1630,7 @@ qemu-system-i386 linux.img \
                  -net socket,mcast=,localaddr=
 @end example
+@item -netdev vde,id=@var{id}[,sock=@var{socketpath}][,port=@var{n}][,group=@var{groupname}][,mode=@var{octalmode}]
 @item -net vde[,vlan=@var{n}][,name=@var{name}][,sock=@var{socketpath}] [,port=@var{n}][,group=@var{groupname}][,mode=@var{octalmode}]
 Connect VLAN @var{n} to PORT @var{n} of a vde switch running on host and
 listening for incoming connections on @var{socketpath}. Use GROUP @var{groupname}