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NAME
wm -- Intel i8254x Gigabit Ethernet driver
SYNOPSIS
wm* at pci? dev ? function ? options WM_RX_PROCESS_LIMIT_DEFAULT options WM_RX_INTR_PROCESS_LIMIT_DEFAULT Configuration of PHYs may also be necessary. See mii(4).
DESCRIPTION
The wm device driver supports Gigabit Ethernet interfaces based on the Intel i8254x family of Gigabit Ethernet chips. The interfaces supported by the wm driver include: Intel i82542 1000BASE-X Ethernet Intel i82543GC 1000BASE-X Ethernet Intel i82543GC 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82544EI 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82544EI 1000BASE-X Ethernet Intel i82544GC 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82544GC (LOM) 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82540EM 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82540EM (LOM) 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82540EP 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82541EI 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82541EI (Mobile) 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82541ER 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82541GI 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82541PI 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82545EM 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82545EM 1000BASE-X Ethernet Intel i82545GB 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82545GB 1000BASE-X Ethernet Intel i82545GM 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82546EB 1000BASE-T Ethernet (dual-port) Intel i82546EB 1000BASE-X Ethernet (dual-port) Intel i82546GB 1000BASE-T Ethernet (dual-port) Intel i82546GB 1000BASE-X Ethernet (dual-port) Intel i82547EI 1000BASE-T Ethernet (CSA) Intel i82547GI 1000BASE-T Ethernet (CSA) Intel i82571 1000BASE-T Ethernet (dual-port) Intel i82572 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82573 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82575 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82576 Ethernet (Copper, Fiber) Intel i80003 Ethernet (Copper, Fiber) Intel i82801H (ICH8 LAN) 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82801I (ICH9 LAN) 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel i82801J (ICH10 LAN) 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel 82578 with Intel 5 series chipset (PCH) Intel 82579 with Intel 6 or 7 series chipset (PCH2) Intel 82580 Ethernet (Copper, Fiber) Intel 82583 1000BASE-T Ethernet Intel I350 Ethernet (Copper, Fiber) Intel I354 (C2000 Internal) Ethernet (Copper, Fiber) Intel I210 Ethernet (Copper, Fiber) Intel I211 Ethernet Intel I217 and I218 Ethernet Intel I219 Ethernet (with Intel [123]00 series chipset) In addition to Intel's own ``PRO/1000'' line of Gigabit Ethernet inter- faces, these chips also appear on some server systems, processor evalua- tion boards, and in embedded systems. The i825[478]x supports IPv4/TCP/UDP checksumming and TCP segmentation in hardware. The wm driver supports these features of the chip. See ifconfig(8) for information on how to enable this feature. Many chips supported by the wm driver support jumbo frames, however sev- eral chips do not support jumbo frames, e.g. i82542, i82081H and 82567V. Jumbo frames can be configured via the interface MTU setting. Selecting an MTU larger than 1500 bytes with the ifconfig(8) utility configures the adapter to receive and transmit jumbo frames.
OPTIONS
WM_RX_PROCESS_LIMIT_DEFAULT The maximum number of received pack- ets processed in each softint(9) context. This option only affects multiqueue. The value range is from zero to UINT_MAX. The default value is 100. When you increase this value, both the receive latency and the receive throughput will increase. WM_TX_PROCESS_LIMIT_DEFAULT Transmit side of WM_RX_PROCESS_LIMIT_DEFAULT. WM_RX_INTR_PROCESS_LIMIT_DEFAULT The maximum number of received pack- ets processed in each hardware interrupt context. This option only affects multiqueue. The value range is from zero to UINT_MAX. The default value is 0. When you increase this value, both the receive latency and the receive throughput will decrease. WM_TX_INTR_PROCESS_LIMIT_DEFAULT Transmit side of WM_RX_INTR_PROCESS_LIMIT_DEFAULT. WM_EVENT_COUNTERS Enable many event counters such as each Tx drop counter and Rx inter- rupt counter. Caution: If this flag is enabled, the number of evcnt entries increase very much. WM_DISABLE_MSI If this option is set non-zero value, this driver does not use msi. The default value is 0. WM_DISABLE_MSIX If this option is set non-zero value, this driver does not use msix. The default value is 0. Setting WM_RX_INTR_PROCESS_LIMIT_DEFAULT to zero means so-called polling mode, that is, once an interrupt occurs, the driver keep processing received packets until WM_RX_PROCESS_LIMIT_DEFAULT. Polling mode increases latency a little, however it suppresses performance degradation at high load very well. If you want to disable polling mode (to use traditional interrupt driven mode), you should set WM_RX_PROCESS_LIMIT_DEFAULT to zero and set WM_RX_INTR_PROCESS_LIMIT_DEFAULT to UINT_MAX.
SEE ALSO
arp(4), ifmedia(4), mii(4), netintro(4), pci(4), ifconfig(8)
HISTORY
The wm driver first appeared in NetBSD 1.6.
AUTHORS
The wm driver was written by Jason R. Thorpe <thorpej@wasabisystems.com>.
BUGS
EEE (Energy Efficiency Ethernet) is not currently supported. NetBSD 9.0 April 13, 2018 NetBSD 9.0
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