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IXGB(4) Device Drivers Manual IXGB(4)

NAME

ixgbIntel PRO/10GbE 10Gb Ethernet device

SYNOPSIS

ixgb* at pci?

DESCRIPTION

The ixgb driver provides support for PCI-X 10Gb Ethernet adapters based on the Intel 82597EX Ethernet controller chips. The driver supports IPv4 receive IP/TCP/UDP checksum offload, VLAN tag insertion and stripping, and jumbo frames. This includes the following models:
The ixgb driver supports the following media types:
 
 
autoselect
Enables auto-negotiation for speed and duplex.
 
 
10GbaseLR
Sets 10Gbps operation. Only full-duplex mode is supported at this speed.
 
 
10GbaseSR
Sets 10Gbps operation. Only full-duplex mode is supported at this speed.
For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

SEE ALSO

arp(4), ifmedia(4), intro(4), netintro(4), pci(4), hostname.if(5), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY

The ixgb device driver first appeared in OpenBSD 3.9.

AUTHORS

The ixgb driver was written by Intel Corporation.

BUGS

Under small packet UDP stress tests with 10GbE driver, the OpenBSD system will drop UDP packets due to the fullness of the socket buffers. You may want to change the driver's Flow Control variables to the minimum value for controlling packet reception.
Excessive CRC errors may be observed if the Intel PRO/10GbE CX4 Server adapter is connected to a Fujitsu XENPAK CX4 module in a SmartBits chassis using 15m/24AWG cable assemblies manufactured by Fujitsu or Leoni. The CRC errors may be received either by the Intel PRO/10GbE CX4 Server adapter or the SmartBits. If this situation occurs, using a different cable assembly may resolve the issue.
Excessive CRC errors may be observed if the Intel PRO/10GbE CX4 Server adapter is connected to an HP Procurve 3400cl switch port using short cables (1m or shorter). If this situation occurs, using a longer cable may resolve the issue.
Excessive CRC errors may be observed using Fujitsu 24AWG cable assemblies that are 10m or longer or where using a Leoni 15 m/24AWG cable assembly. The CRC errors may be received either by the CX4 Server adapter or at the switch. If this situation occurs, using a different cable assembly may resolve the issue.
September 14, 2014 OpenBSD-current