Patchwork [iproute2,4/4] ip: Update man page to indicate current options.

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Submitter Jeff Kirsher
Date Jan. 30, 2010, 10:43 a.m.
Message ID <20100130104326.26719.71154.stgit@localhost.localdomain>
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Permalink /patch/44058/
State Superseded
Delegated to: stephen hemminger
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Jeff Kirsher - Jan. 30, 2010, 10:43 a.m.
From: Williams, Mitch A <>

Signed-off-by: Mitch Williams <>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <>

 man/man8/ip.8 |   57 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 1 files changed, 54 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/man/man8/ip.8 b/man/man8/ip.8
index 273be92..dd323a4 100644
--- a/man/man8/ip.8
+++ b/man/man8/ip.8
@@ -53,7 +53,21 @@  ip \- show / manipulate routing, devices, policy routing and tunnels
 .IR MTU " |"
 .B  netns
-.IR PID " }"
+.IR PID " |"
+.B alias
+.IR NAME  " |"
+.B vf
+.IR NUM " ["
+.B  mac
+.IR LLADDR " ] ["
+.B vlan
+.IR VLANID " ] ["
+.B rate
+.IR TXRATE " ]"
+.BR " }"
 .ti -8
 .B ip link show
@@ -826,7 +840,9 @@  display and change the state of devices.
 .BI dev " NAME " (default)
-specifies network device to operate on.
+specifies network device to operate on. When configuring SR-IOV Virtual Fuction
+(VF) devices, this keyword should specify the associated Physical Function (PF)
 .BR up " and " down
@@ -888,7 +904,42 @@  the interface is
 .BI netns " PID"
 move the device to the network namespace associated with the process
-.IR "PID" .
+.IR "PID".
+.BI alias " NAME"
+give the device a symbolic name for easy reference.
+.BI vf " NUM"
+specify a Virtual Function device to be configured. The associated PF device
+must be specified using the
+.B dev
+ +8
+- change the station address for the specified VF. The
+.B vf
+parameter must be specified.
+.BI vlan " VLANID"
+- change the assigned VLAN for the specified VF. When specified, all traffic
+sent from the VF will be tagged with the specified VLAN ID. Incoming traffic
+will be filtered for the specified VLAN ID, and will have all VLAN tags
+stripped before being passed to the VF. Setting this parameter to 0 disables
+VLAN tagging and filtering. The
+.B vf
+parameter must be specified.
+.BI rate " TXRATE"
+- change the allowed transmit bandwidth, in Mbps, for the specified VF.
+Setting this parameter to 0 disables rate limiting. The
+.B vf
+parameter must be specified. -8
 .B Warning: