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MSK(4)		      DragonFly Kernel Interfaces Manual		MSK(4)

NAME

msk -- Marvell/SysKonnect Yukon II Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver

SYNOPSIS

To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file: device miibus device msk Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5): if_msk_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The msk device driver provides support for various NICs based on the Mar- vell/SysKonnect Yukon II Gigabit Ethernet controller chip. All NICs supported by the msk driver have an interrupt moderation mecha- nism as well as a 64-bit multicast hash filter. The Yukon II supports TBI (ten bit interface) and GMII transceivers, which means it can be used with either copper or 1000baseX fiber applications. The msk driver supports the following media types: autoselect Enable autoselection of the media type and options. The user can manually override the autoselected mode by adding media options to rc.conf(5). 10baseT/UTP Set 10Mbps operation. The ifconfig(8) mediaopt option can also be used to select either full-duplex or half-duplex modes. 100baseTX Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation. The ifconfig(8) mediaopt option can also be used to select either full-duplex or half-duplex modes. 1000baseT Set 1000baseT operation over twisted pair. The ifconfig(8) mediaopt option can also be used to select either full-duplex or half-duplex modes. 1000baseSX Set 1000Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet) operation. Both full-duplex and half-duplex modes are supported. The msk driver supports the following media options: full-duplex Force full duplex operation. half-duplex Force half duplex operation. The msk driver also supports one special link option for 1000baseT cards: link0 With 1000baseT cards, establishing a link between two ports requires that one port is configured as master and the other one as slave. With autonegotiation, the master/slave settings will be chosen automatically. However when manually selecting the link state, it is necessary to force one side of the link to be a mas- ter and the other a slave. The msk driver configures the ports as slaves by default. Setting the link0 flag with ifconfig(8) will set a port as a master instead. For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

HARDWARE

The msk driver provides support for various NICs based on the Mar- vell/SysKonnect Yukon II based Gigabit Ethernet controller chips, includ- ing: * D-Link 550SX Gigabit Ethernet * D-Link 560T Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8021CU Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8021 SX/LX Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8022CU Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8022 SX/LX Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8061CU Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8061 SX/LX Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8062CU Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8062 SX/LX Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8035 Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8036 Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8038 Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8039 Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8050 Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8052 Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8053 Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8055 Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8056 Gigabit Ethernet * Marvell Yukon 88E8058 Gigabit Ethernet * SysKonnect SK-9Sxx Gigabit Ethernet * SysKonnect SK-9Exx Gigabit Ethernet

LOADER TUNABLES

Tunables can be set at the loader(8) prompt before booting the kernel or stored in loader.conf(5). hw.mskc.msi.enable By default, the driver will use MSI if it is supported. This behavior can be turned off by setting this tunable to 0.

SEE ALSO

altq(4), arp(4), ifmedia(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY

The msk driver was written by Pyun YongHyeon <yongari@FreeBSD.org> and it is based on sk(4) and Marvell's FreeBSD driver. It first appeared in DragonFly 1.11. DragonFly 3.7 March 12, 2013 DragonFly 3.7