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NAME

     mxge — Myricom Myri10GE 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver

SYNOPSIS

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

           device firmware
           device mxge

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

           if_mxge_load="YES"
           mxge_ethp_z8e_load="YES"
           mxge_eth_z8e_load="YES"
           mxge_rss_ethp_z8e_load="YES"
           mxge_rss_eth_z8e_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

     The mxge driver provides support for PCI Express 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the
     Myricom LANai Z8E chip.  The driver supports Transmit/Receive checksum offload, Jumbo
     Frames, TCP segmentation offload (TSO) as well as Large Receive Offload (LRO).  For further
     hardware information, see http://www.myri.com/.

     For questions related to hardware requirements, refer to the documentation supplied with
     your Myri10GE adapter.  All hardware requirements listed apply to use with FreeBSD.

     Support for Jumbo Frames is provided 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 maximum MTU size for Jumbo Frames is 9000.

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

HARDWARE

     The mxge driver supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the Myricom LANai Z8E chips:

     ·   Myricom 10GBase-CX4 (10G-PCIE-8A-C, 10G-PCIE-8AL-C)
     ·   Myricom 10GBase-R (10G-PCIE-8A-R, 10G-PCIE-8AL-R)
     ·   Myricom 10G XAUI over ribbon fiber (10G-PCIE-8A-Q, 10G-PCIE-8AL-Q)

LOADER TUNABLES

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

     hw.mxge.flow_control_enabled
             Whether or not hardware flow control is enabled on the adapter.  The default value
             is 1.

     hw.mxge.intr_coal_delay
             This value delays the generation of all interrupts in units of 1 microsecond.  The
             default value is 30.

     hw.mxge.skip_pio_read
             This value determines whether or not the driver may omit doing a PIO read in the
             interrupt handler which ensures that the interrupt line has been deasserted when
             using xPIC interrupts.  A non-zero value may result in lower CPU overhead, however
             it may also result in spurious interrupts.  The default value is 0.  This tunable
             has no effect when the device is using MSI or MSI-X interrupts.

     hw.mxge.max_slices
             This value determines the maximum number of slices the driver will attempt to use.
             The default value is 1.  A slice is comprised of a set of receive queues and an
             associated interrupt thread.  When using multiple slices, the NIC hashes traffic to
             different slices based on the value of hw.mxge.rss_hashtype.  Using multiple slices
             requires that your motherboard and Myri10GE NIC both be capable of MSI-X.  Older
             Myri10GE NICs can be field upgraded to add MSI-X using the "10G NIC Tool Kit" for
             FreeBSD which is available from http://www.myri.com/scs/download-10g-tools.html.

     hw.mxge.rss_hashtype
             This value determines how incoming traffic is steered to different slices.  This
             tunable is ignored when using just a single slice.  The legal values for this
             tunable are:

             1     Hash on the source and destination IPv4 addresses.

             2     Hash on source and destination IPv4 addresses and if the packet is TCP, then
                   also hash on the TCP source and destination ports.

             4     Hash on the TCP or UDP source ports.  This is the default value.

DIAGNOSTICS

     mxge%d: Unable to allocate bus resource: memory  A fatal initialization error has occurred.

     mxge%d: Unable to allocate bus resource: interrupt  A fatal initialization error has
     occurred.

     mxge%d: Could not find firmware image %s  The appropriate firmware kld module was not
     installed.  This is a non-fatal initialization error, but will result in running in a
     reduced performance mode.

SUPPORT

     For general information and support, go to the Myricom support website at:
     http://www.myri.com/scs/.

     If an issue is identified with the released source code on the supported kernel with a
     supported adapter, email the specific information related to the issue to ⟨help@myri.com⟩.

SEE ALSO

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

HISTORY

     The mxge device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 6.3.

AUTHORS

     The mxge driver was written by Andrew Gallatin <gallatin@FreeBSD.org>.