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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

igbvf(4D)

Name

igbvf - Intel Gigabit Ethernet Virtual Function Driver

Synopsis

/dev/igbvf*

Description

The igbvf Gigabit Ethernet driver is a multi-threaded, loadable, clonable, GLD-based STREAMS driver supporting the Data Link Provider Interface, dlpi(4P), on the Virtual Function of Intel 82576 Gigabit Ethernet controller.

The igbvf driver functions include Virtual Function initialization, frame transmit and receive, promiscuous and multicast support, and error recovery and reporting.

The igbvf driver works on the Virtual Function of Intel 82576 Gigabit Ethernet controller only when the SRIOV capability of the controller is enabled.

Configuration

The igbvf driver is managed by the dladm(8) command line utility, which allows VLANs to be defined on top of igbvf instances and for igbvf instances to be aggregated. See dladm(8) for more details.

The igbvf driver does not support link configuration. The link configuration is controlled by the Physical Function of the 82576 controller, which is supported by the igb(4D) driver.

Files

/dev/igbvf*

Special character device

/kernel/drv/amd64/igbvf

64-bit device driver (x86)

/kernel/drv/sparcv9/igbvf

64-bit device driver (SPARC)

/kernel/drv/igbvf.conf

Configuration file

See Also

igb(4D), streamio(4I), dlpi(4P), driver.conf(5), dladm(8), ndd(8), netstat(8), netstat(8)

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