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IXGBE(7D)							     IXGBE(7D)

       ixgbe - Intel 10Gb PCI Express NIC Driver


       The  ixgbe  10  Gigabit	Ethernet driver is a multi-threaded, loadable,
       clonable, GLD-based STREAMS driver supporting the  Data	Link  Provider
       Interface,  dlpi(7P),  on  Intel	 10-Gigabit  PCI Express Ethernet con‐

       The ixgbe driver functions  include  controller	initialization,	 frame
       transmit	 and  receive,	promiscuous  and  multicast support, and error
       recovery and reporting.

       The ixgbe driver and  hardware  support	auto-negotiation,  a  protocol
       specified by the IEEE 802.3ae specification.

       The cloning character-special device, /dev/ixgbe, is used to access all
       Intel 10 -Gigabit PCI Express Ethernet  devices	installed  within  the

       The  ixgbe  driver  is  managed	by the dladm(1M) command line utility,
       which allows VLANs to be defined on top	of  ixgbe  instances  and  for
       ixgbe instances to be aggregated. See dladm(1M) for more details.

       You must send an explicit DL_ATTACH_REQ message to associate the opened
       stream with a particular device (PPA). The PPA ID is interpreted as  an
       unsigned	 integer  data	type  and  indicates  the corresponding device
       instance (unit) number. The driver returns an error  (DL_ERROR_ACK)  if
       the PPA field value does not correspond to a valid device instance num‐
       ber for the system. The device is initialized on first attach  and  de-
       initialized (stopped) at last detach.

       The  values  returned  by  the  driver  in the DL_INFO_ACK primitive in
       response to your DL_INFO_REQ are:

	   o	  Maximum SDU is 16366.

	   o	  Minimum SDU is 0.

	   o	  DLSAP address length is 8.

	   o	  MAC type is DL_ETHER.

	   o	  SAP (Service Access Point) length value is -2,  meaning  the
		  physical  address  component	is  followed  immediately by a
		  2-byte SAP component within the DLSAP address.

	   o	  Broadcast  address  value  is	 the  Ethernet/IEEE  broadcast
		  address (FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF).

		  Once	in  the DL_ATTACHED state, you must send a DL_BIND_REQ
		  to associate a particular SAP with the stream.

       By default, the ixgbe driver performs auto-negotiation  to  select  the
       link  speed  and mode. Link speed and mode can only be 10000 Mbps full-
       duplex for fiber, and only 10000, 1000, or  100	Mbps  full-duplex  for
       copper. See the IEEE802.3 standard for more information.

				    Special character device.

				    32-bit device driver (x86).

				    64-bit device driver (x86).

				    64-bit device driver (SPARC).

				    Configuration file.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       │Architecture	      SPARC, x86      │
       │Interface Stability   Committed	      │

       dladm(1M),  netstat(1M),	 driver.conf(4),  attributes(5), streamio(7I),

       Writing Device Drivers

       STREAMS Programming Guide

       Network Interfaces Programmer's Guide

       IEEE 802.3ae Specificiation, IEEE - 2002

				  Jun 3, 2009			     IXGBE(7D)

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