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authorNĂ©lio Laranjeiro <>2018-04-05 17:07:21 +0200
committerFerruh Yigit <>2018-04-14 00:41:44 +0200
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parentdd4bb90bc3cb4588299081b9ae5aad02792038f0 (diff)
net/mlx5: add parameter for Netlink support in VF
All Netlink request the PMD will do can also be done by a iproute2 command line interface, enabling VF behavior configuration without having to modify the application nor reaching PMD limits (e.g. MAC address number limit). Signed-off-by: Nelio Laranjeiro <> Acked-by: Adrien Mazarguil <>
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@@ -318,6 +318,15 @@ Run-time configuration
Enabled by default.
+- ``vf_nl_en`` parameter [int]
+ A nonzero value enables Netlink requests from the VF to add/remove MAC
+ addresses or/and enable/disable promiscuous/all multicast on the Netdevice.
+ Otherwise the relevant configuration must be run with Linux iproute2 tools.
+ This is a prerequisite to receive this kind of traffic.
+ Enabled by default, valid only on VF devices ignored otherwise.