FreeBSD* Driver for the Intel(R) PRO/1000 Family of Adapters ============================================================ February 5, 2003 Contents ======== - Overview - Supported Adapters - Building and Installation - Speed and Duplex Configuration - Additional Configurations - Known Limitations - Support - License Overview ======== This file describes the FreeBSD* driver, version 1.5.x, for the Intel(R) PRO/1000 Family of Adapters. This driver has been developed for use with FreeBSD, version 4.7. For questions related to hardware requirements, refer to the documentation supplied with your Intel PRO/1000 adapter. All hardware requirements listed apply to use with FreeBSD. Supported Adapters ================== The following Intel network adapters are compatible with the drivers in this release: Controller Adapter Name Board IDs ---------- ------------ --------- 82542 PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter 700262-xxx, 717037-xxx 82543 PRO/1000 F Server Adapter 738640-xxx, A38888-xxx, A06512-xxx 82543 PRO/1000 T Server Adapter A19845-xxx, A33948-xxx 82544 PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter A51580-xxx 82544 PRO/1000 XF Server Adapter A50484-xxx 82544 PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter A62947-xxx 82540 PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter A78408-xxx 82541 C91016-xxx 82545 PRO/1000 MT Server Adapter A92165-xxx 82545 PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter A91622-xxx 82545 PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter(LX) A91624-xxx 82546 PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server Adapter A92111-xxx 82546 PRO/1000 MF Dual Port Server Adapter A91620-xxx To verify your Intel adapter is supported, find the board ID number on the adapter. Look for a label that has a barcode and a number in the format of 123456-001 (six digits hyphen three digits). Match this to the list of numbers above. For more information on how to identify your adapter, go to the Adapter & Driver ID Guide at: http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/21397.htm For the latest Intel network drivers for FreeBSD, see: http://appsr.intel.com/scripts-df/support_intel.asp Building and Installation ========================= NOTE: The driver can be installed as a dynamic loadable kernel module or compiled into the kernel. You must have kernel sources installed in order to compile the driver module. In the instructions below, x.x.x is the driver version as indicated in the name of the driver tar file. 1. Move the base driver tar file to the directory of your choice. For example, use /home/username/em or /usr/local/src/em. 2. Untar/unzip the archive: tar xvfz em-x.x.x.tar.gz This will create an em-x.x.x directory. 3. To create a loadable module, perform the following steps. NOTE: To compile the driver into the kernel, go directly to step 4. a. To compile the module cd em-x.x.x make b. To install the compiled module in system directory: make install c. If you want the driver to load automatically when the system is booted: 1. Follow steps a, and b above to compile and install the module 2. Edit /boot/loader.conf, and add the following line: if_em_load="YES" 4. To compile the driver into the kernel: cd em-x.x.x/src cp if_em* /usr/src/sys/dev/em cp Makefile /usr/src/sys/modules/em Edit the /usr/src/sys/conf/files.i386 file, and add the following lines: dev/em/if_em.c optional em dev/em/if_em_hw.c optional em Remove the following lines from the /usr/src/sys/conf/files.i386 file, if they exist: dev/em/if_em_fxhw.c optional em dev/em/if_em_phy.c optional em Edit the kernel configuration file (i.e., GENERIC or MYKERNEL) in /usr/src/sys/i386/conf, and ensure the following line is present: device em Compile and install the kernel. The system must be rebooted for the kernel updates to take effect. For additional information on compiling the kernel, consult the FreeBSD operating system documentation. 5. To assign an IP address to the interface, enter the following: ifconfig em<interface_num> <IP_address> 6. Verify that the interface works. Enter the following, where <IP_address> is the IP address for another machine on the same subnet as the interface that is being tested: ping <IP_address> 7. To configure the IP address to remain after reboot, edit /etc/rc.conf, and create the appropriate ifconfig_em<interface_num> entry: ifconfig_em<interface_num>="<ifconfig_settings>" Example usage: ifconfig_em0="inet 192.168.10.1 netmask 255.255.255.0" NOTE: For assistance, see the ifconfig man page. Speed and Duplex Configuration ============================== By default, the adapter auto-negotiates the speed and duplex of the connection. If there is a specific need, the ifconfig utility can be used to configure the speed and duplex settings on the adapter. Example usage: ifconfig em<interface_num> <IP_address> media 100baseTX mediaopt full-duplex NOTE: Only use mediaopt to set the driver to full-duplex. If mediaopt is not specified and you are not running at gigabit speed, the driver defaults to half-duplex. This driver supports the following media type options: autoselect - Enables auto-negotiation for speed and duplex. 10baseT/UTP - Sets speed to 10 Mbps. Use the ifconfig mediaopt option to select full-duplex mode. 100baseTX - Sets speed to 100 Mbps. Use the ifconfig mediaopt option to select full-duplex mode. 1000baseTX - Sets speed to 1000 Mbps. In this case, the driver supports only full-duplex mode. 1000baseSX - Sets speed to 1000 Mbps. In this case, the driver supports only full-duplex mode. For more information on the ifconfig utility, see the ifconfig man page. Additional Configurations ========================= The driver supports Transmit/Receive Checksum Offload and Jumbo Frames on all but the 82542-based adapters. For specific adapters, refer to the Supported Adapters section. Jumbo Frames ------------ To enable Jumbo Frames, use the ifconfig utility to increase the MTU beyond 1500 bytes. NOTES: Only enable Jumbo Frames if your network infrastructure supports them. The Jumbo Frames setting on the switch must be set to at least 22 bytes larger than that of the adapter. The Jumbo Frames MTU range for Intel Adapters is 1500 to 16114. The default MTU range is 1500. To modify the setting, enter the following: ifconfig em<interface_num> <hostname or IP address> mtu 9000 To confirm an interface's MTU value, use the ifconfig command. To confirm the MTU used between two specific devices, use: route get <destination_IP_address> VLANs ----- To create a new VLAN pseudo-interface: ifconfig <vlan_name> create To associate the VLAN pseudo-interface with a physical interface and assign a VLAN ID, IP address, and netmask: ifconfig <vlan_name> <ip_address> netmask <subnet_mask> vlan <vlan_id> vlandev <physical_interface> Example: ifconfig vlan10 10.0.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 vlan10 vlandev em0 In this example, all packets will be marked on egress with 802.1Q VLAN tags, specifying a VLAN ID of 10. To remove a VLAN pseudo-interface: ifconfig <vlan_name> destroy Polling ------- To enable polling in the driver, add the following options to the kernel configuration, and then recompile the kernel: options DEVICE_POLLING options HZ=1000 At runtime, use the following command to turn on polling mode. Similarly, turn off polling mode by setting the variable to 0: sysctl kern.polling.enable=1 NOTES: DEVICE POLLING is only valid for non-SMP kernels. The driver has to be built into the kernel for DEVICE POLLING to be enabled in the driver. Known Limitations ================= There are known performance issues with this driver when running UDP traffic with Jumbo Frames. Intel recommends not using Jumbo Frames for UDP traffic. Support ======= 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. License ======= This software program is released under the terms of a license agreement between you ('Licensee') and Intel. Do not use or load this software or any associated materials (collectively, the 'Software') until you have carefully read the full terms and conditions of the LICENSE located in this software package. By loading or using the Software, you agree to the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree with the terms of this Agreement, do not install or use the Software. * Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.Download Driver Pack
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