qede - QLogic FastLinQ QL45xxx 10/25/40/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet Driver




The qede Ethernet driver is a multi-threaded, loadable, clonable,
GLDv3-based driver supporting the Data Link Provider Interface, dlpi(4P),
over QLogic FastLinQ QL45xxx 10/25/40/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet controllers.
Multiple QLogic FastLinQ controllers installed within the system are
supported by the driver.

The qede driver provides support for the QLogic QL45xxx line of devices.
Functions include chip initialization, frame transmit and receive,
multicast and promiscuous support, error recovery and reporting. These
devices provide 10000/25000/40000/50000/100000 Mbps networking interfaces.


The primary methods of configuration are via modification of the
/kernel/drv/qede.conf file or execution of the dladm(8) utility. There are
many configuration items available and all are thoroughly documented in the
/kernel/drv/qede.conf file. Note that for changes to this file to take
affect the driver must be reloaded or the system rebooted. In order to
reload the driver with new configuration changes all qede interfaces must
be first unplumbed and then the update_drv(8) tool must be executed. For
the configuration items that do not require a driver reload the dladm(8)
tool can be used to dynamically change the option. Use of dladm(8) is the
preferred method.


There are many statistics exposed via kstat(8) by the qede driver. The
main groups are:

intr for interrupts stats

l2chip for layer 2 chip stats

l2driver for layer 2 driver stats

l2stats for general layer 2 stats

link for detailed link status

mac for GLDv3 MAC layer stats

rxq# for Rx ring stats

txq# for Tx ring stats

stats for general driver stats and version info.

To get a list of all the individual statistics in these groups run:

# kstat -m qede -i 0 -l


dlpi(4P), driver.conf(5), dladm(8), ifconfig(8)

OmniOS January 10, 2020 OmniOS