HEADS UP: Cavium ThunderX support in the tree

Andrew Turner andrew at fubar.geek.nz
Fri Nov 6 09:47:24 UTC 2015

On Thu, 5 Nov 2015 17:14:03 +0100
Zbigniew Bodek <zbb at semihalf.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> Semihalf is happy to officially announce that starting from SVN
> revision r289550 FreeBSD is ready to run on Cavium ThunderX
> system-on-chip!
> ThunderX is the first ARM64 (ARMv8) hardware platform to be supported
> by FreeBSD and the only one that introduces 96-CPU cores SMP.
> The integrated code includes support for:
> - Network Interface Controller (VNIC) 1/10/40G

We do? Then why don't I see it in ifconfig on the ThunderX in the

root at cavium:~ # ifconfig -a
em0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu
        ether 00:15:17:0b:6b:08
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseT <full-duplex>)
        status: active
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
        inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
        inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2 
        inet netmask 0xff000000 
        groups: lo 
        nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>


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