SYNOPSISTo compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:
device miibus device vte
Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf5:
DESCRIPTIONThe device driver provides support for RDC R6040 Fast Ethernet controller which is commonly found on Vortex86 System On a Chip (SoC).
The RDC R6040 has integrated 10/100 PHY for 10/100Mbps support in full or half-duplex. The controller supports interrupt moderation mechanism, a 64-bit multicast hash filter, VLAN over-size frame and four station addresses. The device driver uses three station addresses out of four as perfect multicast filter.
The driver supports the following media types:
- Enable autoselection of the media type and options. The user can manually override the autoselected mode by adding media options to rc.conf5.
- Set 10Mbps operation.
- Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation.
The driver supports the following media options:
- Force full duplex operation.
- Force half duplex operation.
For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).
HARDWAREThe device driver provides support for the following Ethernet controllers:
- DM&P Vortex86 RDC R6040 Fast Ethernet controller
LOADER TUNABLESTunables can be set at the loader(8) prompt before booting the kernel or stored in loader.conf5.
- The RDC R6040 controller has no auto-padding support for short frames and the controller's DMA engine does not have capability to handle multiple buffers for a TX frame such that driver has to create a single contiguous TX buffer. This hardware limitation leads to poor TX performance since most of CPU cycles are wasted on both de-fragmenting mbuf chains and padding. This tunable enables deep copy operation for TX frames such that driver will spend less CPU cycles in de-fragmentation with the cost of extra TX buffer memory. The default value is 1 to use deep copy.
SYSCTL VARIABLESThe following variables are available as both sysctl(8) variables and loader(8) tunables:
- Maximum number of packets to fire RX completion interrupt. The accepted range is 0 to 15, the default is 15.
- Maximum number of packets to fire TX completion interrupt. The accepted range is 0 to 15, the default is 15.
- Show hardware MAC statistics maintained in driver.
HISTORYThe driver was written by An Pyun YongHyeon Aq [email protected] . It first appeared in Fx 8.3 .