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NAME

     alc - Atheros AR8131/AR8132 Gigabit/Fast Ethernet driver

SYNOPSIS

     To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your
     kernel configuration file:

           device miibus
           device alc

     Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the
     following line in loader.conf(5):

           if_alc_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

     The alc device driver provides support for Atheros AR8131 PCI Express
     Gigabit Ethernet controllers and Atheros AR8132 PCI Express Fast Ethernet
     controllers.

     All LOMs supported by the alc driver have TCP/UDP/IP checksum offload for
     transmit, TCP segmentation offload (TSO), hardware VLAN tag
     stripping/insertion features, Wake On Lan (WOL) and an interrupt
     moderation mechanism as well as a 64-bit multicast hash filter.

     The AR8131/AR8132 supports Jumbo Frames (up to 9216 bytes), which can be
     configured via the interface MTU setting.  Selecting an MTU larger than
     1500 bytes with the ifconfig(8) utility configures the adapter to receive
     and transmit Jumbo Frames.

     The alc driver supports the following media types:

     autoselect   Enable autoselection of the media type and options.  The
                  user can manually override the autoselected mode by adding
                  media options to rc.conf(5).

     10baseT/UTP  Set 10Mbps operation.

     100baseTX    Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation.

     1000baseTX   Set 1000baseTX operation over twisted pair.

     The alc driver supports the following media options:

     full-duplex  Force full duplex operation.

     half-duplex  Force half duplex operation.

     For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

HARDWARE

     The alc device driver provides support for the following Ethernet
     controllers:

     ·   Atheros AR8131 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
     ·   Atheros AR8132 PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller

LOADER TUNABLES

     Tunables can be set at the loader(8) prompt before booting the kernel or
     stored in loader.conf(5).

     hw.alc.msi_disable
             This tunable disables MSI support on the Ethernet hardware.  The
             default value is 0.

     hw.alc.msix_disable
             This tunable disables MSI-X support on the Ethernet hardware.
             The default value is 0.

SYSCTL VARIABLES

     The following variables are available as both sysctl(8) variables and
     loader(8) tunables:

     dev.alc.%d.int_rx_mod
             Maximum amount of time to delay receive interrupt processing in
             units of 1us.  The accepted range is 0 to 130000, the default is
             100(100us).  Value 0 completely disables the interrupt
             moderation.

     dev.alc.%d.int_tx_mod
             Maximum amount of time to delay transmit interrupt processing in
             units of 1us.  The accepted range is 0 to 130000, the default is
             50000(50ms).  Value 0 completely disables the interrupt
             moderation.

     dev.alc.%d.process_limit
             Maximum amount of Rx frames to be processed in the event loop
             before rescheduling a taskqueue.  The accepted range is 32 to
             255, the default value is 64 events.  The interface does not need
             to be brought down and up again before a change takes effect.

SEE ALSO

     altq(4), arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), vlan(4),
     ifconfig(8)

HISTORY

     The alc driver was written by Pyun YongHyeon 〈yongari@FreeBSD.org〉.  It
     first appeared in FreeBSD 8.0.