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IXGB(4)                  BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                  IXGB(4)

NAME
     ixgb -- Intel(R) PRO/10GbE Ethernet driver for the FreeBSD operating sys-
     tem

SYNOPSIS
     device ixgb

DESCRIPTION
     The ixgb driver provides support for PCI gigabit Ethernet adapters based
     on the Intel 82597EX Ethernet controller chips.  The driver supports
     Transmit/Receive checksum offload and Jumbo Frames.  For a list of sup-
     ported adapters, see the README included with the driver.

     For questions related to hardware requirements, refer to the documenta-
     tion supplied with your Intel PRO/10GbE adapter.  All hardware require-
     ments listed apply to use with FreeBSD.

     Support for Jumbo Frames is provided via the interface MTU setting.
     Selecting an MTU larger than 1500 bytes with the ifconfig(8) utility con-
     figures the adapter to receive and transmit Jumbo Frames.  The maximum
     MTU size for Jumbo Frames is 16114.

     This driver version supports VLANs.  For information on enabling VLANs,
     see the README.

HARDWARE
     The ixgb driver supports the following cards:

     o   Intel PRO/10GbE LR Server Adapter
     o   Intel PRO/10GbE SR Server Adapter

DIAGNOSTICS
     ixgb%d: Unable to allocate bus resource: memory  A fatal initialization
     error has occurred.

     ixgb%d: Unable to allocate bus resource: interrupt  A fatal initializa-
     tion error has occurred.

     ixgb%d: watchdog timeout -- resetting  The device has stopped responding
     to the network, or there is a problem with the network connection
     (cable).

SUPPORT
     For additional information regarding building and installation, see the
     README included with the driver.  For general information and support, go
     to the Intel support website at: http://support.intel.com.

     If an issue is identified with the released source code on the supported
     kernel with a supported adapter, email the specific information related
     to the issue to <freebsdnicATmailbox.com>.

SEE ALSO
     arp(4), gx(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), polling(4), vlan(4), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY
     The ixgb device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 4.11 and FreeBSD 5.3.

AUTHORS
     The ixgb driver was written by Intel Corporation
     <freebsdnicATmailbox.com>.

BSD                            November 24, 2004                           BSD