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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-08-09 21:05:52 -0700
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Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-2.6
* git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-2.6: (59 commits) igbvf.txt: Add igbvf Documentation igb.txt: Add igb documentation e100/e1000*/igb*/ixgb*: Add missing read memory barrier ixgbe: fix build error with FCOE_CONFIG without DCB_CONFIG netxen: protect tx timeout recovery by rtnl lock isdn: gigaset: use after free isdn: gigaset: add missing unlock solos-pci: Fix race condition in tasklet RX handling pkt_sched: Fix sch_sfq vs tcf_bind_filter oops net: disable preemption before call smp_processor_id() tcp: no md5sig option size check bug iwlwifi: fix locking assertions iwlwifi: fix TX tracer isdn: fix information leak net: Fix napi_gro_frags vs netpoll path usbnet: remove noisy and hardly useful printk rtl8180: avoid potential NULL deref in rtl8180_beacon_work ath9k: Remove myself from the MAINTAINERS list libertas: scan before assocation if no BSSID was given libertas: fix association with some APs by using extended rates ...
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+Linux* Base Driver for Intel(R) Network Connection
+==================================================
+
+Intel Gigabit Linux driver.
+Copyright(c) 1999 - 2010 Intel Corporation.
+
+Contents
+========
+
+- Identifying Your Adapter
+- Additional Configurations
+- Support
+
+Identifying Your Adapter
+========================
+
+This driver supports all 82575, 82576 and 82580-based Intel (R) gigabit network
+connections.
+
+For specific information on how to identify your adapter, go to the Adapter &
+Driver ID Guide at:
+
+ http://support.intel.com/support/go/network/adapter/idguide.htm
+
+Command Line Parameters
+=======================
+
+The default value for each parameter is generally the recommended setting,
+unless otherwise noted.
+
+max_vfs
+-------
+Valid Range: 0-7
+Default Value: 0
+
+This parameter adds support for SR-IOV. It causes the driver to spawn up to
+max_vfs worth of virtual function.
+
+Additional Configurations
+=========================
+
+ Jumbo Frames
+ ------------
+ Jumbo Frames support is enabled by changing the MTU to a value larger than
+ the default of 1500. Use the ifconfig command to increase the MTU size.
+ For example:
+
+ ifconfig eth<x> mtu 9000 up
+
+ This setting is not saved across reboots.
+
+ Notes:
+
+ - The maximum MTU setting for Jumbo Frames is 9216. This value coincides
+ with the maximum Jumbo Frames size of 9234 bytes.
+
+ - Using Jumbo Frames at 10 or 100 Mbps may result in poor performance or
+ loss of link.
+
+ Ethtool
+ -------
+ The driver utilizes the ethtool interface for driver configuration and
+ diagnostics, as well as displaying statistical information.
+
+ http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel.
+
+ Enabling Wake on LAN* (WoL)
+ ---------------------------
+ WoL is configured through the Ethtool* utility.
+
+ For instructions on enabling WoL with Ethtool, refer to the Ethtool man page.
+
+ WoL will be enabled on the system during the next shut down or reboot.
+ For this driver version, in order to enable WoL, the igb driver must be
+ loaded when shutting down or rebooting the system.
+
+ Wake On LAN is only supported on port A of multi-port adapters.
+
+ Wake On LAN is not supported for the Intel(R) Gigabit VT Quad Port Server
+ Adapter.
+
+ Multiqueue
+ ----------
+ In this mode, a separate MSI-X vector is allocated for each queue and one
+ for "other" interrupts such as link status change and errors. All
+ interrupts are throttled via interrupt moderation. Interrupt moderation
+ must be used to avoid interrupt storms while the driver is processing one
+ interrupt. The moderation value should be at least as large as the expected
+ time for the driver to process an interrupt. Multiqueue is off by default.
+
+ REQUIREMENTS: MSI-X support is required for Multiqueue. If MSI-X is not
+ found, the system will fallback to MSI or to Legacy interrupts.
+
+ LRO
+ ---
+ Large Receive Offload (LRO) is a technique for increasing inbound throughput
+ of high-bandwidth network connections by reducing CPU overhead. It works by
+ aggregating multiple incoming packets from a single stream into a larger
+ buffer before they are passed higher up the networking stack, thus reducing
+ the number of packets that have to be processed. LRO combines multiple
+ Ethernet frames into a single receive in the stack, thereby potentially
+ decreasing CPU utilization for receives.
+
+ NOTE: You need to have inet_lro enabled via either the CONFIG_INET_LRO or
+ CONFIG_INET_LRO_MODULE kernel config option. Additionally, if
+ CONFIG_INET_LRO_MODULE is used, the inet_lro module needs to be loaded
+ before the igb driver.
+
+ You can verify that the driver is using LRO by looking at these counters in
+ Ethtool:
+
+ lro_aggregated - count of total packets that were combined
+ lro_flushed - counts the number of packets flushed out of LRO
+ lro_no_desc - counts the number of times an LRO descriptor was not available
+ for the LRO packet
+
+ NOTE: IPv6 and UDP are not supported by LRO.
+
+Support
+=======
+
+For general information, go to the Intel support website at:
+
+ www.intel.com/support/
+
+or the Intel Wired Networking project hosted by Sourceforge at:
+
+ http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000
+
+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 e1000-devel@lists.sf.net
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/igbvf.txt b/Documentation/networking/igbvf.txt
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+Linux* Base Driver for Intel(R) Network Connection
+==================================================
+
+Intel Gigabit Linux driver.
+Copyright(c) 1999 - 2010 Intel Corporation.
+
+Contents
+========
+
+- Identifying Your Adapter
+- Additional Configurations
+- Support
+
+This file describes the igbvf Linux* Base Driver for Intel Network Connection.
+
+The igbvf driver supports 82576-based virtual function devices that can only
+be activated on kernels that support SR-IOV. SR-IOV requires the correct
+platform and OS support.
+
+The igbvf driver requires the igb driver, version 2.0 or later. The igbvf
+driver supports virtual functions generated by the igb driver with a max_vfs
+value of 1 or greater. For more information on the max_vfs parameter refer
+to the README included with the igb driver.
+
+The guest OS loading the igbvf driver must support MSI-X interrupts.
+
+This driver is only supported as a loadable module at this time. Intel is
+not supplying patches against the kernel source to allow for static linking
+of the driver. For questions related to hardware requirements, refer to the
+documentation supplied with your Intel Gigabit adapter. All hardware
+requirements listed apply to use with Linux.
+
+Instructions on updating ethtool can be found in the section "Additional
+Configurations" later in this document.
+
+VLANs: There is a limit of a total of 32 shared VLANs to 1 or more VFs.
+
+Identifying Your Adapter
+========================
+
+The igbvf driver supports 82576-based virtual function devices that can only
+be activated on kernels that support SR-IOV.
+
+For more information on how to identify your adapter, go to the Adapter &
+Driver ID Guide at:
+
+ http://support.intel.com/support/go/network/adapter/idguide.htm
+
+For the latest Intel network drivers for Linux, refer to the following
+website. In the search field, enter your adapter name or type, or use the
+networking link on the left to search for your adapter:
+
+ http://downloadcenter.intel.com/scripts-df-external/Support_Intel.aspx
+
+Additional Configurations
+=========================
+
+ Ethtool
+ -------
+ The driver utilizes the ethtool interface for driver configuration and
+ diagnostics, as well as displaying statistical information.
+
+ http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel.
+
+Support
+=======
+
+For general information, go to the Intel support website at:
+
+ http://support.intel.com
+
+or the Intel Wired Networking project hosted by Sourceforge at:
+
+ http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000
+
+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 e1000-devel@lists.sf.net