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authorGreg Rose <gregory.v.rose@intel.com>2010-01-09 02:24:50 +0000
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2010-01-10 13:34:23 -0800
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ixgbevf: Kconfig, Makefile and Documentation
Modifications for the Kconfig and network device Makefile to add the ixgbevf driver module to the kernel plus basic driver documentation. Signed-off-by: Greg Rose <gregory.v.rose@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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+Linux* Base Driver for Intel(R) Network Connection
+==================================================
+
+November 24, 2009
+
+Contents
+========
+
+- In This Release
+- Identifying Your Adapter
+- Known Issues/Troubleshooting
+- Support
+
+In This Release
+===============
+
+This file describes the ixgbevf Linux* Base Driver for Intel Network
+Connection.
+
+The ixgbevf driver supports 82599-based virtual function devices that can only
+be activated on kernels with CONFIG_PCI_IOV enabled.
+
+The ixgbevf driver supports virtual functions generated by the ixgbe driver
+with a max_vfs value of 1 or greater.
+
+The guest OS loading the ixgbevf driver must support MSI-X interrupts.
+
+VLANs: There is a limit of a total of 32 shared VLANs to 1 or more VFs.
+
+Identifying Your Adapter
+========================
+
+For more information on how to identify your adapter, go to the Adapter &
+Driver ID Guide at:
+
+ http://support.intel.com/support/network/sb/CS-008441.htm
+
+Known Issues/Troubleshooting
+============================
+
+ Unloading Physical Function (PF) Driver Causes System Reboots When VM is
+ Running and VF is Loaded on the VM
+ ------------------------------------------------------------------------
+ Do not unload the PF driver (ixgbe) while VFs are assigned to guests.
+
+Support
+=======
+
+For general information, go to the Intel support website at:
+
+ http://support.intel.com
+
+or the Intel Wired Networking project hosted by Sourceforge at:
+
+ http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000
+
+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 e1000-devel@lists.sf.net
+
+License
+=======
+
+Intel 10 Gigabit Linux driver.
+Copyright(c) 1999 - 2009 Intel Corporation.
+
+This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+under the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License,
+version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.
+
+This program is distributed in the hope it will be useful, but WITHOUT
+ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
+FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for
+more details.
+
+You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with
+this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
+51 Franklin St - Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
+
+The full GNU General Public License is included in this distribution in
+the file called "COPYING".
+
+Trademarks
+==========
+
+Intel, Itanium, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of
+Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other
+countries.
+
+* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.