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NAME


bfe - Device driver for Broadcom BCM4401 100Base-T NIC

DESCRIPTION


The bfe Fast Ethernet driver is GLD-based and supports the Broadcom
BCM4401 100Base-T NIC adapters :pci14e4,170c Broadcom BCM4401 100Base-T..


The bfe driver supports IEEE 802.3 auto-negotiation, flow control and
VLAN tagging.

Configuration


The default configuration is auto-negotiation with bidirectional flow
control. The advertised capabilities for auto-negotiation are based on
the capabilities of the PHY.


You can set the capabilities advertised by the bfe controlled device
using dladm(8). The driver supports only those parameters which begin
with en (enabled) in the parameters listed by the command dladm(8). Each
of these boolean parameters determines if the device advertises that mode
of operation when the hardware supports it.

FILES


/dev/bfe
Special character device


/kernel/drv/bfe
32-bit device driver (x86)


/kernel/drv/amd64/bfe
64-bit device driver (x86)


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(7) for a description of the following attributes:


+---------------+-----------------+
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+---------------+-----------------+
|Architecture | SPARC, x86 |
+---------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


streamio(4I), dlpi(4P), driver.conf(5), attributes(7), ieee802.3(7),
dladm(8), netstat(8)


Writing Device Drivers


STREAMS Programmer's Guide


Network Interface Guide


IEEE 802.3ae Specification - 2002


June 23, 2009 BFE(4D)