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authorStephen Hemminger <>2015-04-09 22:03:21 -0700
committerJeff Kirsher <>2015-04-09 22:04:04 -0700
commit322d3ed1679047e4ed0c9997d84acf3cdd4f1d29 (patch)
tree5291a3a2b8e1876ced003e1fa03a7f70a02d6e5a /Documentation/networking
parentd7018be0ae2aee988331d2908234d1a1ee3196ac (diff)
ixgb: remove references to ifconfig
Move documentation into this century, even if this device hasn't been available for some time. Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <> Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/networking')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt b/Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt
index 1e0c045e89f7..9b4a10a1cf50 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt
@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@ Channel Bonding documentation can be found in the Linux kernel source:
The driver information previously displayed in the /proc filesystem is not
supported in this release. Alternatively, you can use ethtool (version 1.6
-or later), lspci, and ifconfig to obtain the same information.
+or later), lspci, and iproute2 to obtain the same information.
Instructions on updating ethtool can be found in the section "Additional
Configurations" later in this document.
@@ -90,7 +90,7 @@ select m for "Intel(R) PRO/10GbE support" located at:
3. Assign an IP address to the interface by entering the following, where
x is the interface number:
- ifconfig ethx <IP_address>
+ ip addr add ethx <IP_address>
4. Verify that the interface works. Enter the following, where <IP_address>
is the IP address for another machine on the same subnet as the interface
@@ -177,7 +177,7 @@ NOTE: These changes are only suggestions, and serve as a starting point for
tuning your network performance.
The changes are made in three major ways, listed in order of greatest effect:
-- Use ifconfig to modify the mtu (maximum transmission unit) and the txqueuelen
+- Use ip link to modify the mtu (maximum transmission unit) and the txqueuelen
- Use sysctl to modify /proc parameters (essentially kernel tuning)
- Use setpci to modify the MMRBC field in PCI-X configuration space to increase
@@ -202,7 +202,7 @@ setpci -d 8086:1a48 e6.b=2e
# to change as well.
# set the txqueuelen
# your ixgb adapter should be loaded as eth1 for this to work, change if needed
-ifconfig eth1 mtu 9000 txqueuelen 1000 up
+ip li set dev eth1 mtu 9000 txqueuelen 1000 up
# call the sysctl utility to modify /proc/sys entries
sysctl -p ./sysctl_ixgb.conf
@@ -297,10 +297,10 @@ Additional Configurations
The driver supports Jumbo Frames for all adapters. Jumbo Frames support is
enabled by changing the MTU to a value larger than the default of 1500.
- The maximum value for the MTU is 16114. Use the ifconfig command to
+ The maximum value for the MTU is 16114. Use the ip command to
increase the MTU size. For example:
- ifconfig ethx mtu 9000 up
+ ip li set dev ethx mtu 9000
The maximum MTU setting for Jumbo Frames is 16114. This value coincides
with the maximum Jumbo Frames size of 16128.