svn commit: r266423 - in head/sys: conf dev/i40e modules/i40e

Bruce Evans brde at
Tue May 20 15:49:41 UTC 2014

On Tue, 20 May 2014, Julian Elischer wrote:

> On 5/20/14, 11:14 PM, Julian Elischer wrote:
>> On 5/20/14, 1:50 AM, Rui Paulo wrote:
>>> On 18 May 2014, at 18:41, Julian Elischer <julian at> wrote:
>>>> On 5/19/14, 9:21 AM, Jack F Vogel wrote:
>>>>> Author: jfv
>>>>> Date: Mon May 19 01:21:02 2014
>>>>> New Revision: 266423
>>>>> URL:
>>>>> Log:
>>>>>    This is the beta release of the driver for the new
>>>>>    Intel 40G Ethernet Controller XL710 Family. This is
>>>>>    the core driver, a VF driver called i40evf, will be
>>>>>    following soon. Questions or comments to myself or
>>>>>    my co-developer Eric Joyner. Cheers!
>>>> love the name..
>>> Aesthetics aside, I think the name should be changed.  Network drivers 
>>> always used [a-z] for name and [0-9] for unit.  Can you find an example 
>>> where this is not true?
>> I just meant the XL (Roman Numeral 40) part..
> sorry to have caused this fuss jsut because I like the use of the common "XL" 
> name to (in this case) hint at 40.
> the device name in netstat could be ixlgNNN  (intel 40gig) even if the device 
> is aimed at the 710 (and later 720 etc..)

Then the correct name is xlN, but unfortunately ;) wpaul already used up most
of the 2-letter namespace (xl went in 1998).  ixl would be OK.


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