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SFXGE(4)               FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual               SFXGE(4)

NAME
     sfxge - Solarflare 10Gb Ethernet adapter driver

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

           device sfxge

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

           sfxge_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION
     The sfxge driver provides support for 10Gb Ethernet adapters based on
     Solarflare SFC9000 family controllers.  The driver supports jumbo frames,
     transmit/receive checksum offload, TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO), Large
     Receive Offload (LRO), VLAN checksum offload, VLAN TSO, and Receive Side
     Scaling (RSS) using MSI-X interrupts.

     The driver allocates 1 receive queue, transmit queue, event queue and IRQ
     per CPU up to a maximum of 64.  IRQ affinities should be spread out using
     cpuset(1).  Interrupt moderation may be controlled through the sysctl
     dev.sfxge.%d.int_mod (units are microseconds).

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

     A large number of MAC, PHY and data path statistics are available under
     the sysctl dev.sfxge.%d.stats.  The adapter's VPD fields including its
     serial number are available under the sysctl dev.sfxge.%d.vpd.

HARDWARE
     The sfxge driver supports all 10Gb Ethernet adapters based on Solarflare
     SFC9000 family controllers.

LOADER TUNABLES
     Tunables can be set at the loader(8) prompt before booting the kernel or
     stored in loader.conf(5).  Actual values can be obtained using sysctl(8).

     hw.sfxge.rx_ring
             The maximum number of descriptors in a receive queue ring.
             Supported values are: 512, 1024, 2048 and 4096.

     hw.sfxge.tx_ring
             The maximum number of descriptors in a transmit queue ring.
             Supported values are: 512, 1024, 2048 and 4096.

     hw.sfxge.tx_dpl_get_max
             The maximum length of the deferred packet ``get-list'' for queued
             transmit packets (TCP and non-TCP), used only if the transmit
             queue lock can be acquired.  If a packet is dropped, the
             tx_get_overflow counter is incremented and the local sender
             receives ENOBUFS.  The value must be greater than 0.

     hw.sfxge.tx_dpl_get_non_tcp_max
             The maximum number of non-TCP packets in the deferred packet
             ``get-list'' , used only if the transmit queue lock can be
             acquired.  If a packet is dropped, the tx_get_non_tcp_overflow
             counter is incremented and the local sender receives ENOBUFS.
             The value must be greater than 0.

     hw.sfxge.tx_dpl_put_max
             The maximum length of the deferred packet ``put-list'' for queued
             transmit packets, used if the transmit queue lock cannot be
             acquired.  If a packet is dropped, the tx_put_overflow counter is
             incremented and the local sender receives ENOBUFS.  The value
             must be greater than or equal to 0.

     hw.sfxge.tso_fw_assisted
             Bitmask to enable/disable usage of FW-assisted TSO version if
             supported by NIC firmware.  FATSOv1 (bit 0) and FATSOv2 (bit 1)
             are supported.  All enabled by default.

     hw.sfxge.N.max_rss_channels
             The maximum number of allocated RSS channels for the Nth adapter.
             If set to 0 or unset, the number of channels is determined by the
             number of CPU cores.

     hw.sfxge.lro.table_size
             Size of the LRO hash table.  Must be a power of 2.  A larger
             table means we can accelerate a larger number of streams.

     hw.sfxge.lro.chain_max
             The maximum length of a hash chain.  If chains get too long then
             the lookup time increases and may exceed the benefit of LRO.

     hw.sfxge.lro.idle_ticks
             The maximum time (in ticks) that a connection can be idle before
             it's LRO state is discarded.

     hw.sfxge.lro.slow_start_packets
             Number of packets with payload that must arrive in-order before a
             connection is eligible for LRO.  The idea is we should avoid
             coalescing segments when the sender is in slow-start because
             reducing the ACK rate can damage performance.

     hw.sfxge.lro.loss_packets
             Number of packets with payload that must arrive in-order
             following loss before a connection is eligible for LRO.  The idea
             is we should avoid coalescing segments when the sender is
             recovering from loss, because reducing the ACK rate can damage
             performance.

     hw.sfxge.mcdi_logging
             Enable logging of MCDI protocol messages  (only available if
             enabled at compile-time).

     hw.sfxge.N.mcdi_logging
             Enable or disable logging of MCDI protocol messages on a per-port
             basis. The default for each port will be the value of
             hw.sfxge.mcdi_logging. The logging may also be enabled or
             disabled after the driver is loaded using the sysctl
             dev.sfxge.%d.mcdi_logging.

SUPPORT
     For general information and support, go to the Solarflare support website
     at: https://support.solarflare.com.

SEE ALSO
     arp(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), vlan(4), cpuset(1), ifconfig(8)

AUTHORS
     The sfxge driver was written by Philip Paeps and
     Solarflare Communications, Inc.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE        February 22, 2015       FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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