Re: Status of bgx (ThunderX Eth driver) for FreeBSD 14?

From: Marcel Flores <marcel_at_brickporch.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 16:14:25 -0700
> On Jun 23, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ed Maste <emaste_at_freebsd.org> wrote:
> 
> The Ethernet driver for Marvell/Cavium ThunderX has a number of
> issues, including at least:
> 
> - No man page (PR204414)
> - Driver does not build as a module (PR204415)
> - Locking issues (PR206310)
> - Multicast not implemented (PR223573)
> - Non-promiscuous not implemented (PR223575)
> 
> I'd like to know how much interest there is in this driver/hardware,
> and if anyone is willing to work on improving it. If no one has any
> interest I will at least add a minimal man page and document the state
> of the driver there.
> 

I’m interested as a regular personal-user of the hardware anyway.

Man page, in particular the vnic and iovctl setup, would certainly have been
helpful.

-Marcel
Received on Wed Jun 23 2021 - 23:14:25 UTC

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