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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-09-05 14:54:29 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-09-05 14:54:29 -0700
commitcc998ff8811530be521f6b316f37ab7676a07938 (patch)
treea054b3bf4b2ef406bf756a6cfc9be2f9115f17ae /Documentation
parent57d730924d5cc2c3e280af16a9306587c3a511db (diff)
parent0d40f75bdab241868c0eb6f97aef9f8b3a66f7b3 (diff)
Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-next
Pull networking changes from David Miller: "Noteworthy changes this time around: 1) Multicast rejoin support for team driver, from Jiri Pirko. 2) Centralize and simplify TCP RTT measurement handling in order to reduce the impact of bad RTO seeding from SYN/ACKs. Also, when both timestamps and local RTT measurements are available prefer the later because there are broken middleware devices which scramble the timestamp. From Yuchung Cheng. 3) Add TCP_NOTSENT_LOWAT socket option to limit the amount of kernel memory consumed to queue up unsend user data. From Eric Dumazet. 4) Add a "physical port ID" abstraction for network devices, from Jiri Pirko. 5) Add a "suppress" operation to influence fib_rules lookups, from Stefan Tomanek. 6) Add a networking development FAQ, from Paul Gortmaker. 7) Extend the information provided by tcp_probe and add ipv6 support, from Daniel Borkmann. 8) Use RCU locking more extensively in openvswitch data paths, from Pravin B Shelar. 9) Add SCTP support to openvswitch, from Joe Stringer. 10) Add EF10 chip support to SFC driver, from Ben Hutchings. 11) Add new SYNPROXY netfilter target, from Patrick McHardy. 12) Compute a rate approximation for sending in TCP sockets, and use this to more intelligently coalesce TSO frames. Furthermore, add a new packet scheduler which takes advantage of this estimate when available. From Eric Dumazet. 13) Allow AF_PACKET fanouts with random selection, from Daniel Borkmann. 14) Add ipv6 support to vxlan driver, from Cong Wang" Resolved conflicts as per discussion. * git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-next: (1218 commits) openvswitch: Fix alignment of struct sw_flow_key. netfilter: Fix build errors with xt_socket.c tcp: Add missing braces to do_tcp_setsockopt caif: Add missing braces to multiline if in cfctrl_linkup_request bnx2x: Add missing braces in bnx2x:bnx2x_link_initialize vxlan: Fix kernel panic on device delete. net: mvneta: implement ->ndo_do_ioctl() to support PHY ioctls net: mvneta: properly disable HW PHY polling and ensure adjust_link() works icplus: Use netif_running to determine device state ethernet/arc/arc_emac: Fix huge delays in large file copies tuntap: orphan frags before trying to set tx timestamp tuntap: purge socket error queue on detach qlcnic: use standard NAPI weights ipv6:introduce function to find route for redirect bnx2x: VF RSS support - VF side bnx2x: VF RSS support - PF side vxlan: Notify drivers for listening UDP port changes net: usbnet: update addr_assign_type if appropriate driver/net: enic: update enic maintainers and driver driver/net: enic: Exposing symbols for Cisco's low latency driver ...
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/DocBook/80211.tmpl1
-rw-r--r--Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/micrel-ksz9021.txt49
-rw-r--r--Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/moxa,moxart-mac.txt21
-rw-r--r--Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/stmmac.txt5
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/00-INDEX2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/e100.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/e1000.txt12
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/e1000e.txt16
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/igb.txt67
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/igbvf.txt8
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt55
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt14
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/ixgbe.txt109
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/ixgbevf.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt224
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/openvswitch.txt40
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/packet_mmap.txt8
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/sctp.txt5
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/stmmac.txt3
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/tproxy.txt5
-rw-r--r--Documentation/sysctl/net.txt13
21 files changed, 617 insertions, 50 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/DocBook/80211.tmpl b/Documentation/DocBook/80211.tmpl
index 49267ea97568..f403ec3c5c9a 100644
--- a/Documentation/DocBook/80211.tmpl
+++ b/Documentation/DocBook/80211.tmpl
@@ -325,6 +325,7 @@
<title>functions/definitions</title>
!Finclude/net/mac80211.h ieee80211_rx_status
!Finclude/net/mac80211.h mac80211_rx_flags
+!Finclude/net/mac80211.h mac80211_tx_info_flags
!Finclude/net/mac80211.h mac80211_tx_control_flags
!Finclude/net/mac80211.h mac80211_rate_control_flags
!Finclude/net/mac80211.h ieee80211_tx_rate
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/micrel-ksz9021.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/micrel-ksz9021.txt
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..997a63f1aea1
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/micrel-ksz9021.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,49 @@
+Micrel KSZ9021 Gigabit Ethernet PHY
+
+Some boards require special tuning values, particularly when it comes to
+clock delays. You can specify clock delay values by adding
+micrel-specific properties to an Ethernet OF device node.
+
+All skew control options are specified in picoseconds. The minimum
+value is 0, and the maximum value is 3000.
+
+Optional properties:
+ - rxc-skew-ps : Skew control of RXC pad
+ - rxdv-skew-ps : Skew control of RX CTL pad
+ - txc-skew-ps : Skew control of TXC pad
+ - txen-skew-ps : Skew control of TX_CTL pad
+ - rxd0-skew-ps : Skew control of RX data 0 pad
+ - rxd1-skew-ps : Skew control of RX data 1 pad
+ - rxd2-skew-ps : Skew control of RX data 2 pad
+ - rxd3-skew-ps : Skew control of RX data 3 pad
+ - txd0-skew-ps : Skew control of TX data 0 pad
+ - txd1-skew-ps : Skew control of TX data 1 pad
+ - txd2-skew-ps : Skew control of TX data 2 pad
+ - txd3-skew-ps : Skew control of TX data 3 pad
+
+Examples:
+
+ /* Attach to an Ethernet device with autodetected PHY */
+ &enet {
+ rxc-skew-ps = <3000>;
+ rxdv-skew-ps = <0>;
+ txc-skew-ps = <3000>;
+ txen-skew-ps = <0>;
+ status = "okay";
+ };
+
+ /* Attach to an explicitly-specified PHY */
+ mdio {
+ phy0: ethernet-phy@0 {
+ rxc-skew-ps = <3000>;
+ rxdv-skew-ps = <0>;
+ txc-skew-ps = <3000>;
+ txen-skew-ps = <0>;
+ reg = <0>;
+ };
+ };
+ ethernet@70000 {
+ status = "okay";
+ phy = <&phy0>;
+ phy-mode = "rgmii-id";
+ };
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/moxa,moxart-mac.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/moxa,moxart-mac.txt
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..583418b2c127
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/moxa,moxart-mac.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,21 @@
+MOXA ART Ethernet Controller
+
+Required properties:
+
+- compatible : Must be "moxa,moxart-mac"
+- reg : Should contain register location and length
+- interrupts : Should contain the mac interrupt number
+
+Example:
+
+ mac0: mac@90900000 {
+ compatible = "moxa,moxart-mac";
+ reg = <0x90900000 0x100>;
+ interrupts = <25 0>;
+ };
+
+ mac1: mac@92000000 {
+ compatible = "moxa,moxart-mac";
+ reg = <0x92000000 0x100>;
+ interrupts = <27 0>;
+ };
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/stmmac.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/stmmac.txt
index 261c563b5f06..eba0e5e59ebe 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/stmmac.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/stmmac.txt
@@ -22,6 +22,11 @@ Required properties:
- snps,pbl Programmable Burst Length
- snps,fixed-burst Program the DMA to use the fixed burst mode
- snps,mixed-burst Program the DMA to use the mixed burst mode
+- snps,force_thresh_dma_mode Force DMA to use the threshold mode for
+ both tx and rx
+- snps,force_sf_dma_mode Force DMA to use the Store and Forward
+ mode for both tx and rx. This flag is
+ ignored if force_thresh_dma_mode is set.
Optional properties:
- mac-address: 6 bytes, mac address
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/00-INDEX b/Documentation/networking/00-INDEX
index 32dfbd924121..18b64b2b8a68 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/00-INDEX
+++ b/Documentation/networking/00-INDEX
@@ -124,6 +124,8 @@ multiqueue.txt
- HOWTO for multiqueue network device support.
netconsole.txt
- The network console module netconsole.ko: configuration and notes.
+netdev-FAQ.txt
+ - FAQ describing how to submit net changes to netdev mailing list.
netdev-features.txt
- Network interface features API description.
netdevices.txt
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/e100.txt b/Documentation/networking/e100.txt
index fcb6c71cdb69..13a32124bca0 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/e100.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/e100.txt
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
Linux* Base Driver for the Intel(R) PRO/100 Family of Adapters
==============================================================
-November 15, 2005
+March 15, 2011
Contents
========
@@ -122,7 +122,7 @@ Additional Configurations
NOTE: This setting is not saved across reboots.
- Ethtool
+ ethtool
-------
The driver utilizes the ethtool interface for driver configuration and
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/e1000.txt b/Documentation/networking/e1000.txt
index 71ca95855671..437b2099cced 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/e1000.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/e1000.txt
@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
-Linux* Base Driver for the Intel(R) PRO/1000 Family of Adapters
-===============================================================
+Linux* Base Driver for Intel(R) Ethernet Network Connection
+===========================================================
Intel Gigabit Linux driver.
-Copyright(c) 1999 - 2010 Intel Corporation.
+Copyright(c) 1999 - 2013 Intel Corporation.
Contents
========
@@ -420,15 +420,15 @@ Additional Configurations
- The maximum MTU setting for Jumbo Frames is 16110. This value coincides
with the maximum Jumbo Frames size of 16128.
- - Using Jumbo Frames at 10 or 100 Mbps may result in poor performance or
- loss of link.
+ - Using Jumbo frames at 10 or 100 Mbps is not supported and may result in
+ poor performance or loss of link.
- Adapters based on the Intel(R) 82542 and 82573V/E controller do not
support Jumbo Frames. These correspond to the following product names:
Intel(R) PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PM Network Connection
- Ethtool
+ ethtool
-------
The driver utilizes the ethtool interface for driver configuration and
diagnostics, as well as displaying statistical information. The ethtool
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/e1000e.txt b/Documentation/networking/e1000e.txt
index 97b5ba942ebf..ad2d9f38ce14 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/e1000e.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/e1000e.txt
@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
-Linux* Driver for Intel(R) Network Connection
-=============================================
+Linux* Driver for Intel(R) Ethernet Network Connection
+======================================================
Intel Gigabit Linux driver.
-Copyright(c) 1999 - 2010 Intel Corporation.
+Copyright(c) 1999 - 2013 Intel Corporation.
Contents
========
@@ -259,13 +259,16 @@ Additional Configurations
- The maximum MTU setting for Jumbo Frames is 9216. This value coincides
with the maximum Jumbo Frames size of 9234 bytes.
- - Using Jumbo Frames at 10 or 100 Mbps is not supported and may result in
+ - Using Jumbo frames at 10 or 100 Mbps is not supported and may result in
poor performance or loss of link.
- Some adapters limit Jumbo Frames sized packets to a maximum of
4096 bytes and some adapters do not support Jumbo Frames.
- Ethtool
+ - Jumbo Frames cannot be configured on an 82579-based Network device, if
+ MACSec is enabled on the system.
+
+ ethtool
-------
The driver utilizes the ethtool interface for driver configuration and
diagnostics, as well as displaying statistical information. We
@@ -273,6 +276,9 @@ Additional Configurations
http://ftp.kernel.org/pub/software/network/ethtool/
+ NOTE: When validating enable/disable tests on some parts (82578, for example)
+ you need to add a few seconds between tests when working with ethtool.
+
Speed and Duplex
----------------
Speed and Duplex are configured through the ethtool* utility. For
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/igb.txt b/Documentation/networking/igb.txt
index 9a2a037194a5..4ebbd659256f 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/igb.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/igb.txt
@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
-Linux* Base Driver for Intel(R) Network Connection
-==================================================
+Linux* Base Driver for Intel(R) Ethernet Network Connection
+===========================================================
Intel Gigabit Linux driver.
-Copyright(c) 1999 - 2010 Intel Corporation.
+Copyright(c) 1999 - 2013 Intel Corporation.
Contents
========
@@ -36,6 +36,53 @@ Default Value: 0
This parameter adds support for SR-IOV. It causes the driver to spawn up to
max_vfs worth of virtual function.
+QueuePairs
+----------
+Valid Range: 0-1
+Default Value: 1 (TX and RX will be paired onto one interrupt vector)
+
+If set to 0, when MSI-X is enabled, the TX and RX will attempt to occupy
+separate vectors.
+
+This option can be overridden to 1 if there are not sufficient interrupts
+available. This can occur if any combination of RSS, VMDQ, and max_vfs
+results in more than 4 queues being used.
+
+Node
+----
+Valid Range: 0-n
+Default Value: -1 (off)
+
+ 0 - n: where n is the number of the NUMA node that should be used to
+ allocate memory for this adapter port.
+ -1: uses the driver default of allocating memory on whichever processor is
+ running insmod/modprobe.
+
+ The Node parameter will allow you to pick which NUMA node you want to have
+ the adapter allocate memory from. All driver structures, in-memory queues,
+ and receive buffers will be allocated on the node specified. This parameter
+ is only useful when interrupt affinity is specified, otherwise some portion
+ of the time the interrupt could run on a different core than the memory is
+ allocated on, causing slower memory access and impacting throughput, CPU, or
+ both.
+
+EEE
+---
+Valid Range: 0-1
+Default Value: 1 (enabled)
+
+ A link between two EEE-compliant devices will result in periodic bursts of
+ data followed by long periods where in the link is in an idle state. This Low
+ Power Idle (LPI) state is supported in both 1Gbps and 100Mbps link speeds.
+ NOTE: EEE support requires autonegotiation.
+
+DMAC
+----
+Valid Range: 0-1
+Default Value: 1 (enabled)
+ Enables or disables DMA Coalescing feature.
+
+
Additional Configurations
=========================
@@ -55,10 +102,10 @@ Additional Configurations
- The maximum MTU setting for Jumbo Frames is 9216. This value coincides
with the maximum Jumbo Frames size of 9234 bytes.
- - Using Jumbo Frames at 10 or 100 Mbps may result in poor performance or
- loss of link.
+ - Using Jumbo frames at 10 or 100 Mbps is not supported and may result in
+ poor performance or loss of link.
- Ethtool
+ ethtool
-------
The driver utilizes the ethtool interface for driver configuration and
diagnostics, as well as displaying statistical information. The latest
@@ -106,6 +153,14 @@ Additional Configurations
Where n=the VF that attempted to do the spoofing.
+ Setting MAC Address, VLAN and Rate Limit Using IProute2 Tool
+ ------------------------------------------------------------
+ You can set a MAC address of a Virtual Function (VF), a default VLAN and the
+ rate limit using the IProute2 tool. Download the latest version of the
+ iproute2 tool from Sourceforge if your version does not have all the
+ features you require.
+
+
Support
=======
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/igbvf.txt b/Documentation/networking/igbvf.txt
index cbfe4ee65533..40db17a6665b 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/igbvf.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/igbvf.txt
@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
-Linux* Base Driver for Intel(R) Network Connection
-==================================================
+Linux* Base Driver for Intel(R) Ethernet Network Connection
+===========================================================
Intel Gigabit Linux driver.
-Copyright(c) 1999 - 2010 Intel Corporation.
+Copyright(c) 1999 - 2013 Intel Corporation.
Contents
========
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ networking link on the left to search for your adapter:
Additional Configurations
=========================
- Ethtool
+ ethtool
-------
The driver utilizes the ethtool interface for driver configuration and
diagnostics, as well as displaying statistical information. The ethtool
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
index 10742902146f..a46d78583ae1 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
@@ -440,6 +440,10 @@ tcp_syncookies - BOOLEAN
SYN flood warnings in logs not being really flooded, your server
is seriously misconfigured.
+ If you want to test which effects syncookies have to your
+ network connections you can set this knob to 2 to enable
+ unconditionally generation of syncookies.
+
tcp_fastopen - INTEGER
Enable TCP Fast Open feature (draft-ietf-tcpm-fastopen) to send data
in the opening SYN packet. To use this feature, the client application
@@ -478,6 +482,15 @@ tcp_syn_retries - INTEGER
tcp_timestamps - BOOLEAN
Enable timestamps as defined in RFC1323.
+tcp_min_tso_segs - INTEGER
+ Minimal number of segments per TSO frame.
+ Since linux-3.12, TCP does an automatic sizing of TSO frames,
+ depending on flow rate, instead of filling 64Kbytes packets.
+ For specific usages, it's possible to force TCP to build big
+ TSO frames. Note that TCP stack might split too big TSO packets
+ if available window is too small.
+ Default: 2
+
tcp_tso_win_divisor - INTEGER
This allows control over what percentage of the congestion window
can be consumed by a single TSO frame.
@@ -516,6 +529,19 @@ tcp_wmem - vector of 3 INTEGERs: min, default, max
this value is ignored.
Default: between 64K and 4MB, depending on RAM size.
+tcp_notsent_lowat - UNSIGNED INTEGER
+ A TCP socket can control the amount of unsent bytes in its write queue,
+ thanks to TCP_NOTSENT_LOWAT socket option. poll()/select()/epoll()
+ reports POLLOUT events if the amount of unsent bytes is below a per
+ socket value, and if the write queue is not full. sendmsg() will
+ also not add new buffers if the limit is hit.
+
+ This global variable controls the amount of unsent data for
+ sockets not using TCP_NOTSENT_LOWAT. For these sockets, a change
+ to the global variable has immediate effect.
+
+ Default: UINT_MAX (0xFFFFFFFF)
+
tcp_workaround_signed_windows - BOOLEAN
If set, assume no receipt of a window scaling option means the
remote TCP is broken and treats the window as a signed quantity.
@@ -1022,7 +1048,15 @@ disable_policy - BOOLEAN
disable_xfrm - BOOLEAN
Disable IPSEC encryption on this interface, whatever the policy
+igmpv2_unsolicited_report_interval - INTEGER
+ The interval in milliseconds in which the next unsolicited
+ IGMPv1 or IGMPv2 report retransmit will take place.
+ Default: 10000 (10 seconds)
+igmpv3_unsolicited_report_interval - INTEGER
+ The interval in milliseconds in which the next unsolicited
+ IGMPv3 report retransmit will take place.
+ Default: 1000 (1 seconds)
tag - INTEGER
Allows you to write a number, which can be used as required.
@@ -1314,6 +1348,27 @@ ndisc_notify - BOOLEAN
1 - Generate unsolicited neighbour advertisements when device is brought
up or hardware address changes.
+mldv1_unsolicited_report_interval - INTEGER
+ The interval in milliseconds in which the next unsolicited
+ MLDv1 report retransmit will take place.
+ Default: 10000 (10 seconds)
+
+mldv2_unsolicited_report_interval - INTEGER
+ The interval in milliseconds in which the next unsolicited
+ MLDv2 report retransmit will take place.
+ Default: 1000 (1 second)
+
+force_mld_version - INTEGER
+ 0 - (default) No enforcement of a MLD version, MLDv1 fallback allowed
+ 1 - Enforce to use MLD version 1
+ 2 - Enforce to use MLD version 2
+
+suppress_frag_ndisc - INTEGER
+ Control RFC 6980 (Security Implications of IPv6 Fragmentation
+ with IPv6 Neighbor Discovery) behavior:
+ 1 - (default) discard fragmented neighbor discovery packets
+ 0 - allow fragmented neighbor discovery packets
+
icmp/*:
ratelimit - INTEGER
Limit the maximal rates for sending ICMPv6 packets.
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt b/Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt
index d75a1f9565bb..1e0c045e89f7 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
-Linux Base Driver for 10 Gigabit Intel(R) Network Connection
-=============================================================
+Linux Base Driver for 10 Gigabit Intel(R) Ethernet Network Connection
+=====================================================================
-October 9, 2007
+March 14, 2011
Contents
@@ -274,9 +274,9 @@ Additional Configurations
-------------------------------------------------
Configuring a network driver to load properly when the system is started is
distribution dependent. Typically, the configuration process involves adding
- an alias line to files in /etc/modprobe.d/ as well as editing other system
- startup scripts and/or configuration files. Many popular Linux distributions
- ship with tools to make these changes for you. To learn the proper way to
+ an alias line to /etc/modprobe.conf as well as editing other system startup
+ scripts and/or configuration files. Many popular Linux distributions ship
+ with tools to make these changes for you. To learn the proper way to
configure a network device for your system, refer to your distribution
documentation. If during this process you are asked for the driver or module
name, the name for the Linux Base Driver for the Intel 10GbE Family of
@@ -306,7 +306,7 @@ Additional Configurations
with the maximum Jumbo Frames size of 16128.
- Ethtool
+ ethtool
-------
The driver utilizes the ethtool interface for driver configuration and
diagnostics, as well as displaying statistical information. The ethtool
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ixgbe.txt b/Documentation/networking/ixgbe.txt
index af77ed3c4172..96cccebb839b 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ixgbe.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ixgbe.txt
@@ -1,8 +1,9 @@
-Linux Base Driver for 10 Gigabit PCI Express Intel(R) Network Connection
-========================================================================
+Linux* Base Driver for the Intel(R) Ethernet 10 Gigabit PCI Express Family of
+Adapters
+=============================================================================
-Intel Gigabit Linux driver.
-Copyright(c) 1999 - 2010 Intel Corporation.
+Intel 10 Gigabit Linux driver.
+Copyright(c) 1999 - 2013 Intel Corporation.
Contents
========
@@ -16,8 +17,8 @@ Contents
Identifying Your Adapter
========================
-The driver in this release is compatible with 82598 and 82599-based Intel
-Network Connections.
+The driver in this release is compatible with 82598, 82599 and X540-based
+Intel Network Connections.
For more information on how to identify your adapter, go to the Adapter &
Driver ID Guide at:
@@ -72,7 +73,7 @@ cables that comply with SFF-8431 v4.1 and SFF-8472 v10.4 specifications.
Laser turns off for SFP+ when ifconfig down
-------------------------------------------
"ifconfig down" turns off the laser for 82599-based SFP+ fiber adapters.
-"ifconfig up" turns on the later.
+"ifconfig up" turns on the laser.
82598-BASED ADAPTERS
@@ -118,6 +119,93 @@ NOTE: For 82598 backplane cards entering 1 gig mode, flow control default
behavior is changed to off. Flow control in 1 gig mode on these devices can
lead to Tx hangs.
+Intel(R) Ethernet Flow Director
+-------------------------------
+Supports advanced filters that direct receive packets by their flows to
+different queues. Enables tight control on routing a flow in the platform.
+Matches flows and CPU cores for flow affinity. Supports multiple parameters
+for flexible flow classification and load balancing.
+
+Flow director is enabled only if the kernel is multiple TX queue capable.
+
+An included script (set_irq_affinity.sh) automates setting the IRQ to CPU
+affinity.
+
+You can verify that the driver is using Flow Director by looking at the counter
+in ethtool: fdir_miss and fdir_match.
+
+Other ethtool Commands:
+To enable Flow Director
+ ethtool -K ethX ntuple on
+To add a filter
+ Use -U switch. e.g., ethtool -U ethX flow-type tcp4 src-ip 0x178000a
+ action 1
+To see the list of filters currently present:
+ ethtool -u ethX
+
+Perfect Filter: Perfect filter is an interface to load the filter table that
+funnels all flow into queue_0 unless an alternative queue is specified using
+"action". In that case, any flow that matches the filter criteria will be
+directed to the appropriate queue.
+
+If the queue is defined as -1, filter will drop matching packets.
+
+To account for filter matches and misses, there are two stats in ethtool:
+fdir_match and fdir_miss. In addition, rx_queue_N_packets shows the number of
+packets processed by the Nth queue.
+
+NOTE: Receive Packet Steering (RPS) and Receive Flow Steering (RFS) are not
+compatible with Flow Director. IF Flow Director is enabled, these will be
+disabled.
+
+The following three parameters impact Flow Director.
+
+FdirMode
+--------
+Valid Range: 0-2 (0=off, 1=ATR, 2=Perfect filter mode)
+Default Value: 1
+
+ Flow Director filtering modes.
+
+FdirPballoc
+-----------
+Valid Range: 0-2 (0=64k, 1=128k, 2=256k)
+Default Value: 0
+
+ Flow Director allocated packet buffer size.
+
+AtrSampleRate
+--------------
+Valid Range: 1-100
+Default Value: 20
+
+ Software ATR Tx packet sample rate. For example, when set to 20, every 20th
+ packet, looks to see if the packet will create a new flow.
+
+Node
+----
+Valid Range: 0-n
+Default Value: 1 (off)
+
+ 0 - n: where n is the number of NUMA nodes (i.e. 0 - 3) currently online in
+ your system
+ 1: turns this option off
+
+ The Node parameter will allow you to pick which NUMA node you want to have
+ the adapter allocate memory on.
+
+max_vfs
+-------
+Valid Range: 1-63
+Default Value: 0
+
+ If the value is greater than 0 it will also force the VMDq parameter to be 1
+ or more.
+
+ This parameter adds support for SR-IOV. It causes the driver to spawn up to
+ max_vfs worth of virtual function.
+
+
Additional Configurations
=========================
@@ -221,9 +309,10 @@ http://www.redhat.com/promo/summit/2008/downloads/pdf/Thursday/Mark_Wagner.pdf
Known Issues
============
- Enabling SR-IOV in a 32-bit Microsoft* Windows* Server 2008 Guest OS using
- Intel (R) 82576-based GbE or Intel (R) 82599-based 10GbE controller under KVM
- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
+ Enabling SR-IOV in a 32-bit or 64-bit Microsoft* Windows* Server 2008/R2
+ Guest OS using Intel (R) 82576-based GbE or Intel (R) 82599-based 10GbE
+ controller under KVM
+ ------------------------------------------------------------------------
KVM Hypervisor/VMM supports direct assignment of a PCIe device to a VM. This
includes traditional PCIe devices, as well as SR-IOV-capable devices using
Intel 82576-based and 82599-based controllers.
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ixgbevf.txt b/Documentation/networking/ixgbevf.txt
index 5a91a41fa946..53d8d2a5a6a3 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ixgbevf.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ixgbevf.txt
@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
-Linux* Base Driver for Intel(R) Network Connection
-==================================================
+Linux* Base Driver for Intel(R) Ethernet Network Connection
+===========================================================
Intel Gigabit Linux driver.
-Copyright(c) 1999 - 2010 Intel Corporation.
+Copyright(c) 1999 - 2013 Intel Corporation.
Contents
========
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt b/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..d9112f01c44a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,224 @@
+
+Information you need to know about netdev
+-----------------------------------------
+
+Q: What is netdev?
+
+A: It is a mailing list for all network related linux stuff. This includes
+ anything found under net/ (i.e. core code like IPv6) and drivers/net
+ (i.e. hardware specific drivers) in the linux source tree.
+
+ Note that some subsystems (e.g. wireless drivers) which have a high volume
+ of traffic have their own specific mailing lists.
+
+ The netdev list is managed (like many other linux mailing lists) through
+ VGER ( http://vger.kernel.org/ ) and archives can be found below:
+
+ http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev
+ http://www.spinics.net/lists/netdev/
+
+ Aside from subsystems like that mentioned above, all network related linux
+ development (i.e. RFC, review, comments, etc) takes place on netdev.
+
+Q: How do the changes posted to netdev make their way into linux?
+
+A: There are always two trees (git repositories) in play. Both are driven
+ by David Miller, the main network maintainer. There is the "net" tree,
+ and the "net-next" tree. As you can probably guess from the names, the
+ net tree is for fixes to existing code already in the mainline tree from
+ Linus, and net-next is where the new code goes for the future release.
+ You can find the trees here:
+
+ http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/davem/net.git
+ http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/davem/net-next.git
+
+Q: How often do changes from these trees make it to the mainline Linus tree?
+
+A: To understand this, you need to know a bit of background information
+ on the cadence of linux development. Each new release starts off with
+ a two week "merge window" where the main maintainers feed their new
+ stuff to Linus for merging into the mainline tree. After the two weeks,
+ the merge window is closed, and it is called/tagged "-rc1". No new
+ features get mainlined after this -- only fixes to the rc1 content
+ are expected. After roughly a week of collecting fixes to the rc1
+ content, rc2 is released. This repeats on a roughly weekly basis
+ until rc7 (typically; sometimes rc6 if things are quiet, or rc8 if
+ things are in a state of churn), and a week after the last vX.Y-rcN
+ was done, the official "vX.Y" is released.
+
+ Relating that to netdev: At the beginning of the 2 week merge window,
+ the net-next tree will be closed - no new changes/features. The
+ accumulated new content of the past ~10 weeks will be passed onto
+ mainline/Linus via a pull request for vX.Y -- at the same time,
+ the "net" tree will start accumulating fixes for this pulled content
+ relating to vX.Y
+
+ An announcement indicating when net-next has been closed is usually
+ sent to netdev, but knowing the above, you can predict that in advance.
+
+ IMPORTANT: Do not send new net-next content to netdev during the
+ period during which net-next tree is closed.
+
+ Shortly after the two weeks have passed, (and vX.Y-rc1 is released) the
+ tree for net-next reopens to collect content for the next (vX.Y+1) release.
+
+ If you aren't subscribed to netdev and/or are simply unsure if net-next
+ has re-opened yet, simply check the net-next git repository link above for
+ any new networking related commits.
+
+ The "net" tree continues to collect fixes for the vX.Y content, and
+ is fed back to Linus at regular (~weekly) intervals. Meaning that the
+ focus for "net" is on stablilization and bugfixes.
+
+ Finally, the vX.Y gets released, and the whole cycle starts over.
+
+Q: So where are we now in this cycle?
+
+A: Load the mainline (Linus) page here:
+
+ http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git
+
+ and note the top of the "tags" section. If it is rc1, it is early
+ in the dev cycle. If it was tagged rc7 a week ago, then a release
+ is probably imminent.
+
+Q: How do I indicate which tree (net vs. net-next) my patch should be in?
+
+A: Firstly, think whether you have a bug fix or new "next-like" content.
+ Then once decided, assuming that you use git, use the prefix flag, i.e.
+
+ git format-patch --subject-prefix='PATCH net-next' start..finish
+
+ Use "net" instead of "net-next" (always lower case) in the above for
+ bug-fix net content. If you don't use git, then note the only magic in
+ the above is just the subject text of the outgoing e-mail, and you can
+ manually change it yourself with whatever MUA you are comfortable with.
+
+Q: I sent a patch and I'm wondering what happened to it. How can I tell
+ whether it got merged?
+
+A: Start by looking at the main patchworks queue for netdev:
+
+ http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/netdev/list/
+
+ The "State" field will tell you exactly where things are at with
+ your patch.
+
+Q: The above only says "Under Review". How can I find out more?
+
+A: Generally speaking, the patches get triaged quickly (in less than 48h).
+ So be patient. Asking the maintainer for status updates on your
+ patch is a good way to ensure your patch is ignored or pushed to
+ the bottom of the priority list.
+
+Q: How can I tell what patches are queued up for backporting to the
+ various stable releases?
+
+A: Normally Greg Kroah-Hartman collects stable commits himself, but
+ for networking, Dave collects up patches he deems critical for the
+ networking subsystem, and then hands them off to Greg.
+
+ There is a patchworks queue that you can see here:
+ http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/bundle/davem/stable/?state=*
+
+ It contains the patches which Dave has selected, but not yet handed
+ off to Greg. If Greg already has the patch, then it will be here:
+ http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/stable-queue.git
+
+ A quick way to find whether the patch is in this stable-queue is
+ to simply clone the repo, and then git grep the mainline commit ID, e.g.
+
+ stable-queue$ git grep -l 284041ef21fdf2e
+ releases/3.0.84/ipv6-fix-possible-crashes-in-ip6_cork_release.patch
+ releases/3.4.51/ipv6-fix-possible-crashes-in-ip6_cork_release.patch
+ releases/3.9.8/ipv6-fix-possible-crashes-in-ip6_cork_release.patch
+ stable/stable-queue$
+
+Q: I see a network patch and I think it should be backported to stable.
+ Should I request it via "stable@vger.kernel.org" like the references in
+ the kernel's Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt file say?
+
+A: No, not for networking. Check the stable queues as per above 1st to see
+ if it is already queued. If not, then send a mail to netdev, listing
+ the upstream commit ID and why you think it should be a stable candidate.
+
+ Before you jump to go do the above, do note that the normal stable rules
+ in Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt still apply. So you need to
+ explicitly indicate why it is a critical fix and exactly what users are
+ impacted. In addition, you need to convince yourself that you _really_
+ think it has been overlooked, vs. having been considered and rejected.
+
+ Generally speaking, the longer it has had a chance to "soak" in mainline,
+ the better the odds that it is an OK candidate for stable. So scrambling
+ to request a commit be added the day after it appears should be avoided.
+
+Q: I have created a network patch and I think it should be backported to
+ stable. Should I add a "Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org" like the references
+ in the kernel's Documentation/ directory say?
+
+A: No. See above answer. In short, if you think it really belongs in
+ stable, then ensure you write a decent commit log that describes who
+ gets impacted by the bugfix and how it manifests itself, and when the
+ bug was introduced. If you do that properly, then the commit will
+ get handled appropriately and most likely get put in the patchworks
+ stable queue if it really warrants it.
+
+ If you think there is some valid information relating to it being in
+ stable that does _not_ belong in the commit log, then use the three
+ dash marker line as described in Documentation/SubmittingPatches to
+ temporarily embed that information into the patch that you send.
+
+Q: Someone said that the comment style and coding convention is different
+ for the networking content. Is this true?
+
+A: Yes, in a largely trivial way. Instead of this:
+
+ /*
+ * foobar blah blah blah
+ * another line of text
+ */
+
+ it is requested that you make it look like this:
+
+ /* foobar blah blah blah
+ * another line of text
+ */
+
+Q: I am working in existing code that has the former comment style and not the
+ latter. Should I submit new code in the former style or the latter?
+
+A: Make it the latter style, so that eventually all code in the domain of
+ netdev is of this format.
+
+Q: I found a bug that might have possible security implications or similar.
+ Should I mail the main netdev maintainer off-list?
+
+A: No. The current netdev maintainer has consistently requested that people
+ use the mailing lists and not reach out directly. If you aren't OK with
+ that, then perhaps consider mailing "security@kernel.org" or reading about
+ http://oss-security.openwall.org/wiki/mailing-lists/distros
+ as possible alternative mechanisms.
+
+Q: What level of testing is expected before I submit my change?
+
+A: If your changes are against net-next, the expectation is that you
+ have tested by layering your changes on top of net-next. Ideally you
+ will have done run-time testing specific to your change, but at a
+ minimum, your changes should survive an "allyesconfig" and an
+ "allmodconfig" build without new warnings or failures.
+
+Q: Any other tips to help ensure my net/net-next patch gets OK'd?
+
+A: Attention to detail. Re-read your own work as if you were the
+ reviewer. You can start with using checkpatch.pl, perhaps even
+ with the "--strict" flag. But do not be mindlessly robotic in
+ doing so. If your change is a bug-fix, make sure your commit log
+ indicates the end-user visible symptom, the underlying reason as
+ to why it happens, and then if necessary, explain why the fix proposed
+ is the best way to get things done. Don't mangle whitespace, and as
+ is common, don't mis-indent function arguments that span multiple lines.
+ If it is your 1st patch, mail it to yourself so you can test apply
+ it to an unpatched tree to confirm infrastructure didn't mangle it.
+
+ Finally, go back and read Documentation/SubmittingPatches to be
+ sure you are not repeating some common mistake documented there.
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/openvswitch.txt b/Documentation/networking/openvswitch.txt
index 8fa2dd1e792e..37c20ee2455e 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/openvswitch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/openvswitch.txt
@@ -91,6 +91,46 @@ Often we ellipsize arguments not important to the discussion, e.g.:
in_port(1), eth(...), eth_type(0x0800), ipv4(...), tcp(...)
+Wildcarded flow key format
+--------------------------
+
+A wildcarded flow is described with two sequences of Netlink attributes
+passed over the Netlink socket. A flow key, exactly as described above, and an
+optional corresponding flow mask.
+
+A wildcarded flow can represent a group of exact match flows. Each '1' bit
+in the mask specifies a exact match with the corresponding bit in the flow key.
+A '0' bit specifies a don't care bit, which will match either a '1' or '0' bit
+of a incoming packet. Using wildcarded flow can improve the flow set up rate
+by reduce the number of new flows need to be processed by the user space program.
+
+Support for the mask Netlink attribute is optional for both the kernel and user
+space program. The kernel can ignore the mask attribute, installing an exact
+match flow, or reduce the number of don't care bits in the kernel to less than
+what was specified by the user space program. In this case, variations in bits
+that the kernel does not implement will simply result in additional flow setups.
+The kernel module will also work with user space programs that neither support
+nor supply flow mask attributes.
+
+Since the kernel may ignore or modify wildcard bits, it can be difficult for
+the userspace program to know exactly what matches are installed. There are
+two possible approaches: reactively install flows as they miss the kernel
+flow table (and therefore not attempt to determine wildcard changes at all)
+or use the kernel's response messages to determine the installed wildcards.
+
+When interacting with userspace, the kernel should maintain the match portion
+of the key exactly as originally installed. This will provides a handle to
+identify the flow for all future operations. However, when reporting the
+mask of an installed flow, the mask should include any restrictions imposed
+by the kernel.
+
+The behavior when using overlapping wildcarded flows is undefined. It is the
+responsibility of the user space program to ensure that any incoming packet
+can match at most one flow, wildcarded or not. The current implementation
+performs best-effort detection of overlapping wildcarded flows and may reject
+some but not all of them. However, this behavior may change in future versions.
+
+
Basic rule for evolving flow keys
---------------------------------
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/packet_mmap.txt b/Documentation/networking/packet_mmap.txt
index 8572796b1eb6..c01223628a87 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/packet_mmap.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/packet_mmap.txt
@@ -543,6 +543,14 @@ TPACKET_V2 --> TPACKET_V3:
In the AF_PACKET fanout mode, packet reception can be load balanced among
processes. This also works in combination with mmap(2) on packet sockets.
+Currently implemented fanout policies are:
+
+ - PACKET_FANOUT_HASH: schedule to socket by skb's rxhash
+ - PACKET_FANOUT_LB: schedule to socket by round-robin
+ - PACKET_FANOUT_CPU: schedule to socket by CPU packet arrives on
+ - PACKET_FANOUT_RND: schedule to socket by random selection
+ - PACKET_FANOUT_ROLLOVER: if one socket is full, rollover to another
+
Minimal example code by David S. Miller (try things like "./test eth0 hash",
"./test eth0 lb", etc.):
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/sctp.txt b/Documentation/networking/sctp.txt
index 0c790a76910e..97b810ca9082 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/sctp.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/sctp.txt
@@ -19,7 +19,6 @@ of SCTP that is RFC 2960 compliant and provides an programming interface
referred to as the UDP-style API of the Sockets Extensions for SCTP, as
proposed in IETF Internet-Drafts.
-
Caveats:
-lksctp can be built as statically or as a module. However, be aware that
@@ -33,6 +32,4 @@ For more information, please visit the lksctp project website:
http://www.sf.net/projects/lksctp
Or contact the lksctp developers through the mailing list:
- <lksctp-developers@lists.sourceforge.net>
-
-
+ <linux-sctp@vger.kernel.org>
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/stmmac.txt b/Documentation/networking/stmmac.txt
index 654d2e55c8cb..457b8bbafb08 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/stmmac.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/stmmac.txt
@@ -123,6 +123,7 @@ struct plat_stmmacenet_data {
int bugged_jumbo;
int pmt;
int force_sf_dma_mode;
+ int force_thresh_dma_mode;
int riwt_off;
void (*fix_mac_speed)(void *priv, unsigned int speed);
void (*bus_setup)(void __iomem *ioaddr);
@@ -159,6 +160,8 @@ Where:
o pmt: core has the embedded power module (optional).
o force_sf_dma_mode: force DMA to use the Store and Forward mode
instead of the Threshold.
+ o force_thresh_dma_mode: force DMA to use the Shreshold mode other than
+ the Store and Forward mode.
o riwt_off: force to disable the RX watchdog feature and switch to NAPI mode.
o fix_mac_speed: this callback is used for modifying some syscfg registers
(on ST SoCs) according to the link speed negotiated by the
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/tproxy.txt b/Documentation/networking/tproxy.txt
index 7b5996d9357e..ec11429e1d42 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/tproxy.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/tproxy.txt
@@ -2,9 +2,8 @@ Transparent proxy support
=========================
This feature adds Linux 2.2-like transparent proxy support to current kernels.
-To use it, enable NETFILTER_TPROXY, the socket match and the TPROXY target in
-your kernel config. You will need policy routing too, so be sure to enable that
-as well.
+To use it, enable the socket match and the TPROXY target in your kernel config.
+You will need policy routing too, so be sure to enable that as well.
1. Making non-local sockets work
diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/net.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/net.txt
index d569f2a424d5..9a0319a82470 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/net.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/net.txt
@@ -50,6 +50,19 @@ The maximum number of packets that kernel can handle on a NAPI interrupt,
it's a Per-CPU variable.
Default: 64
+default_qdisc
+--------------
+
+The default queuing discipline to use for network devices. This allows
+overriding the default queue discipline of pfifo_fast with an
+alternative. Since the default queuing discipline is created with the
+no additional parameters so is best suited to queuing disciplines that
+work well without configuration like stochastic fair queue (sfq),
+CoDel (codel) or fair queue CoDel (fq_codel). Don't use queuing disciplines
+like Hierarchical Token Bucket or Deficit Round Robin which require setting
+up classes and bandwidths.
+Default: pfifo_fast
+
busy_read
----------------
Low latency busy poll timeout for socket reads. (needs CONFIG_NET_RX_BUSY_POLL)

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