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RE(4)		      DragonFly Kernel Interfaces Manual		 RE(4)

NAME

re -- RealTek 816xS/811xS/8101E/8105E PCI/PCIe Ethernet adapter driver

SYNOPSIS

device miibus device re Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in /boot/loader.conf: if_re_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The re driver provides support for various NICs based on the RealTek RTL8169S, RTL8110S, RTL8168S, RTL8111S and RTL8101E PCI and PCIe ethernet controllers. NICs based on the 8101E are capable of 10 and 100Mbps speeds over CAT5 cable. NICs based on the 816xS and 811xS are capable of 10, 100 and 1000Mbps operation. All NICs supported by the re driver have TCP/IP checksum offload and hardware VLAN tagging/insertion features, and use a descriptor-based DMA mechanism. They are also capable of TCP large send (TCP segmentation off- load). The 8169S and 8110S are single-chip devices containing both a 10/100/1000 MAC and 10/100/1000 copper PHY. Standalone 10/100/1000 cards are avail- able in both 32-bit PCI and 64-bit PCI models. The 8110S is designed for embedded LAN-on-motherboard applications. The re 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 RealTek gigE chips support 1000Mbps in full-duplex mode only. The re driver supports the following media options: full-duplex Force full duplex operation. half-duplex Force half duplex operation. For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8). The re driver supports polling(4). MIB Variables A number of per-interface variables are implemented in the dev.re.X branch of the sysctl(3) MIB. rx_desc_count Number of RX descriptors (read-only). Use the tunable hw.re.rx_desc_count to configure it. tx_desc_count Number of TX descriptors (read-only). Use the tunable hw.re.tx_desc_count to configure it. imtype Interrupt moderation type. 0 means disable interrupt mod- eration. 1 means using simulated interrupt moderation (default). 2 means using hardware interrupt moderation, if hardware supports it. Due to lack of proper document, hardware interrupt moderation (2) may not work as expected. sim_time If imtype is set to 1, it controls interrupt moderation time (unit: 1us). It will not have any effect, if imtype is 0 or 2. By default, it is set to 150us. hw_txtime If the controller does not support hardware interrupt mod- eration, then this sysctl node will not exist. If imtype is set to 2, it controls TX interrupt moderation time (unit: 25us). It will not have any effect, if imtype is 0 or 1. It is set to 5 (125us) by default. Due to lack of chip document, it may not work reliably. hw_rxtime If the controller does not support hardware interrupt mod- eration, then this sysctl node will not exist. If imtype is set to 2, it controls RX interrupt moderation time (unit: 25us). It will not have any effect, if imtype is 0 or 1. It is set to 2 (50us) by default. Due to lack of chip document, it may not work reliably.

HARDWARE

The re driver supports RealTek RTL816xS, RTL811xS, RTL8105E, and RTL8101E based Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet adapters including: * Corega CG-LAPCIGT Gigabit Ethernet (8169S) * D-Link DGE-528(T) Gigabit Ethernet (8169S) * Gigabyte 7N400 Pro2 Integrated Gigabit Ethernet (8110S) * LevelOne GNC-0105T (8169S) * LinkSys EG1032 (32-bit PCI) * PLANEX COMMUNICATIONS Inc. GN-1200TC (8169S)

SEE ALSO

arp(4), ifmedia(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), polling(4), vlan(4), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY

The re device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 5.2 and DragonFly 1.0.

AUTHORS

The re driver was written by Bill Paul <wpaul@windriver.com>. DragonFly 4.7 November 14, 2016 DragonFly 4.7

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