svn commit: r266423 - in head/sys: conf dev/i40e modules/i40e
peter at wemm.org
Tue May 20 18:16:33 UTC 2014
On 5/20/14, 9:08 AM, Jack Vogel wrote:
> If you don't like the name there's this wonderful feature of ifconfig
> ifconfig i40e0 name eth0 (or whatever pleases you...)
> Oh and Bruce, I did run into the string length issue, so with this driver
> the queues
> are all named 'q%d', I might go back and change the earlier drivers.
> I found the 'too long' strings caused some really weird behavior with
> vmstat once
> you had 32 queues, btw.
> On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 8:49 AM, Bruce Evans <brde at optusnet.com.au
> <mailto:brde at optusnet.com.au>> wrote:
> 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 freebsd.org <mailto:julian at freebsd.org>> 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: http://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/base/266423
> 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.
I'm pretty sure the original naming would have caused drama at work with
their monitoring system - I seem to recall that they "know" that interface
names are alpha chars followed by an interface instance number. I suspect
that that might exclude
I would much rather see something like ixlN
Peter Wemm - peter at wemm.org; peter at FreeBSD.org; peter at yahoo-inc.com; KI6FJV
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