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NAME

igb – Intel(R) PRO/1000 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following line in your kernel configuration file: device igb

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):

if_igb_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The igb driver provides support for PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the Intel 82575, 82576, 82580, i21x and i35x Ethernet controller chips. The driver supports Transmit/Receive checksum offload and Jumbo Frames. Furthermore it supports TCP segmentation offload (TSO) on all adapters. The identification LEDs of the adapters supported by the igb driver can be controlled via the led(4) API for localization purposes.

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 .

Support for Jumbo Frames is provided 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. The maximum MTU size for Jumbo Frames is 9216.

This driver supports hardware assisted VLANs. The igb driver supports the following media types:
autoselect Enables auto-negotiation for speed and duplex.
10baseT/UTP
  Sets 10Mbps operation. Use the mediaopt option to select full-duplex mode.
100baseTX Sets 100Mbps operation. Use the mediaopt option to select full-duplex mode.
1000baseSX Sets 1000Mbps operation. Only full-duplex mode is supported at this speed.
1000baseTX Sets 1000Mbps operation. Only full-duplex mode is supported at this speed.

The igb driver supports the following media options:
full-duplex
  Forces full-duplex operation
half-duplex
  Forces half-duplex operation.

Only use mediaopt to set the driver to full-duplex. If mediaopt is not specified, the driver defaults to half-duplex.

For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

HARDWARE

The igb driver supports Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the Intel 82575 and 82576 controller chips:

LOADER TUNABLES

Tunables can be set at the loader(8) prompt before booting the kernel or stored in loader.conf(5).
hw.igb.rxd
  Number of receive descriptors allocated by the driver. The default value is 1024. The minimum is 80, and the maximum is 4096.
hw.igb.txd
  Number of transmit descriptors allocated by the driver. The default value is 1024. The minimum is 80, and the maximum is 4096.
hw.igb.enable_aim
  If set to 1, enable Adaptive Interrupt Moderation. The default is to enable Adaptive Interrupt Moderation.
hw.igb.num_queues
  Number of queues used for data transfer. If set to 0, number of queues will be configured automatically based on number of CPUs and max supported MSI-X messages on the device.
kern.ipc.nmbclusters
  The maximum number of mbuf clusters allowed. If the system has more than one igb card or jumbo frames are enabled, this value will need to be increased.
kern.ipc.nmbjumbo9k
  The maximum number of mbuf 9k jumbo clusters allowed. Increasing this to allow for at least 8192 extra clusters per interface can allow for an mtu of 8192.

FILES

/dev/led/igb*
  identification LED device nodes

EXAMPLES

Make the identification LED of igb0 blink:

    echo f2 > /dev/led/igb0

Turn the identification LED of igb0 off again:

    echo 0 > /dev/led/igb0

DIAGNOSTICS

igb%d: Unable to allocate bus resource: memory A fatal initialization error has occurred.
igb%d: Unable to allocate bus resource: interrupt A fatal initialization error has occurred.
igb%d: watchdog timeout -- resetting The device has stopped responding to the network, or there is a problem with the network connection (cable).

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 <Mt freebsd@intel.com>.

SEE ALSO

altq(4), arp(4), em(4), led(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), polling(4), vlan(4), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY

The igb device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 7.1 .

AUTHORS

The igb driver was written by Intel Corporation <Mt freebsd@intel.com>.

IGB (4) October 17, 2014

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