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+Linux* Base Driver for Intel(R) Network Connection
+November 24, 2009
+- In This Release
+- Identifying Your Adapter
+- Known Issues/Troubleshooting
+In This Release
+This file describes the ixgbevf Linux* Base Driver for Intel Network
+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:
+ 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.
+For general information, go to the Intel support website at:
+or the Intel Wired Networking project hosted by Sourceforge at:
+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 firstname.lastname@example.org
+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
+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".
+Intel, Itanium, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of
+Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other
+* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
@@ -2614,6 +2614,28 @@ config IXGBE_DCB
If unsure, say N.
+ tristate "Intel(R) 82599 Virtual Function Ethernet support"
+ depends on PCI_MSI
+ This driver supports Intel(R) 82599 virtual functions. For more
+ information on how to identify your adapter, go to the Adapter &
+ Driver ID Guide at:
+ For general information and support, go to the Intel support
+ website at:
+ More specific information on configuring the driver is in
+ To compile this driver as a module, choose M here. The module
+ will be called ixgbevf. MSI-X interrupt support is required
+ for this driver to work correctly.
tristate "Intel(R) PRO/10GbE support"
depends on PCI
@@ -14,6 +14,7 @@ obj-$(CONFIG_IBM_NEW_EMAC) += ibm_newemac/
obj-$(CONFIG_IGB) += igb/
obj-$(CONFIG_IGBVF) += igbvf/
obj-$(CONFIG_IXGBE) += ixgbe/
+obj-$(CONFIG_IXGBEVF) += ixgbevf/
obj-$(CONFIG_IXGB) += ixgb/
obj-$(CONFIG_IP1000) += ipg.o
obj-$(CONFIG_CHELSIO_T1) += chelsio/