using ConnectX card as Ethernet (mlxen)

John Nielsen lists at
Wed Nov 14 23:32:37 UTC 2012

On Nov 9, 2012, at 9:51 PM, Garrett Cooper <yanegomi at> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 7:44 PM, John Nielsen <lists at> wrote:
> On the off chance there's someone on this list already that didn't see my earlier (unanswered) question, I'm reposting it below. I don't have FreeBSD on this hardware any more but I would like to know for future reference if using these cards with an Ethernet switch is an option.
>     I know this might seem dumb, but what if you did sys.device.mlx4_core0.mlx4_port1="`printf 'en\n'`" (the newline's important).

I'll try it next time I have an opportunity. Can you explain why the newline might make a difference? Also, I don't think I ever tried 'en', just 'eth'. Can someone say what the right value is or should be?



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