Patchwork [RFC,iproute,2/2] iproute2: Update ip-link manpage for new option to set VF privileges

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Submitter Ajit Khaparde
Date Feb. 14, 2012, 7:26 p.m.
Message ID <20120214192639.GA14484@akhaparde-VBox>
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Permalink /patch/141173/
State RFC
Delegated to: stephen hemminger
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Ajit Khaparde - Feb. 14, 2012, 7:26 p.m.
Signed-off-by: Ajit Khaparde <>
 man/man8/ip-link.8 |   41 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 41 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)


diff --git a/man/man8/ip-link.8 b/man/man8/ip-link.8
index 8c63584..874b749 100644
--- a/man/man8/ip-link.8
+++ b/man/man8/ip-link.8
@@ -98,6 +98,9 @@  ip-link \- network device configuration
 .B rate
 .IR TXRATE " ] ["
 .B spoofchk { on | off }
+] [
+.B privilege
 ] |
 .B master
@@ -305,6 +308,44 @@  parameter must be specified.
 .BI spoofchk " on|off"
 - turn packet spoof checking on or off for the specified VF.
+.BI privilege " PRIVILEGE"
+- change the privilege level for the specified VF. The argument to this option
+is a hexadecimal value using one or a combination of the following privilege
+categories : +8
+.B 0x1
+Default privileges. Local access only.
+.B 0x2
+Privilege to gather statistics.
+.B 0x4
+Privilege to manage link parameters.
+.B 0x8
+Privilege to perform diagnostics.
+.B 0x10
+Privilege to change MAC address.
+.B 0x20
+Privilege to add or remove VLANs.
+.B 0x40
+Unrestricted administrative access privileges to everything except access to
+secure content.
+.B 0x80
+Privilege to access secure content like debug resisters. -8
+.B vf
+parameter must be specified.
 .in -8