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Updated: 13 Sep 2004
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ieee802.3, cap_autoneg, cap_1000fdx, cap_1000hdx, cap_100fdx, cap_100hdx, cap_10fdx, cap_10hdx, cap_rem_fault, cap_pause, cap_asmpause, adv_cap_autoneg, adv_cap_1000fdx, adv_cap_1000hdx, adv_cap_100fdx, adv_cap_100hdx, adv_cap_10fdx, adv_cap_10hdx, adv_cap_pause, adv_cap_asmpause, adv_rem_fault, lp_cap_autoneg, lp_cap_1000fdx, lp_cap_1000hdx, lp_cap_100fdx, lp_cap_100hdx, lp_cap_10fdx, lp_cap_10hdx, lp_cap_pause, lp_cap_asmpause, lp_rem_fault, xcvr_addr, xcvr_id, xcvr_inuse, link_up, link_duplex, link_pause, link_asmpause - Ethernet mii kstat and ndd parameters  

DESCRIPTION

This page describes the kernel statistics and the ndd(1M) configuration parameters used to monitor and configure the Ethernet physical layer.

The cap_* parameters exist in the kernel statistics for an Ethernet device. The parameters describe the maximum capability of a device. When the value of a statistic is 1, the device has the capability described. When the value is 0, the device does not have the capability.

The exceptions to this rule are the cap_asmpause and cap_pause parameters which are explained later in the page.

cap_autoneg Capable of auto-negotiation

cap_1000fdx Capable of 1000 full duplex operation

cap_1000hdx Capable of 1000 half duplex operation

cap_100fdx Capable of 100 full duplex operation

cap_100hdx Capable of 100 half duplex operation

cap_10fdx Capable of 10 full duplex operation

cap_10hdx Capable of 10 half duplex operation

cap_rem_fault Capable of reporting locally detected faults to link partner

The adv_cap_* parameters exist in the kernel statistics and represent a mirror image of the ndd adv_*_cap parameter list for an Ethernet device. The ndd adv_*_cap tuning parameters allow fine grain control of the Ethernet device physical layer. The parameters are also a subset of the cap_* statistics. If the cap_* value is 0, the corresponding adv_cap_* must also be 0. The exceptions to this rule are the adv_cap_asmpause and adv_cap_pause parameters.

When auto-negotiation is enabled, the adv_*_cap statistics show which capabilities are advertised to the link partner. When auto-negotiation is disabled in forced mode, the statistics precisely show how a link should function and that it must be matched on the link partner to achieve a valid link up.

Statistics with values other than 0 and 1 are also described in the following.

adv_cap_autoneg Advertise auto-negotiation capability

adv_cap_1000fdx Advertise 1000 full duplex capability

adv_cap_1000hdx Advertise 1000 half duplex capability

adv_cap_100fdx Advertise 100 full duplex capability

adv_cap_100hdx Advertise 100 half duplex capability

adv_cap_10fdx Advertise 10 full duplex capability

adv_cap_10hdxv Advertise 10 half duplex capability

adv_rem_fault Fault value reported by the local system to the peer

0 Link is good

1 Off line

2 Link failure

3 Auto-negotiation failure

The lp_cap_* parameters exist as kernel statistics for an Ethernet device. The statistics are the advertised capabilities provided by the link partner on completion of auto-negotiation. If the capabilities match the capabilities provided in the local advertisement, the link can proceed to a link up state. If no match is found, the link remains down. In two other instances, lp_cap_* values might all be zero: when a cable is not present, when forced mode is enabled.

lp_cap_autoneg Link partner advertises auto-negotiation capability

lp_cap_1000fdx Link partner advertises 1000 full duplex capability

lp_cap_1000hdx Link partner advertises 1000 half duplex capability

lp_cap_100fdx Link partner advertises 100 full duplex capability

lp_cap_100hdx Link partner advertises 100 half duplex capability

lp_cap_10fdx Link partner advertises 10 full duplex capability

lp_cap_10hdx Link partner advertises 10 half duplex capability

lp_rem_fault Fault value the remote system reports

0 Link is good

1 Off line

2 Link failure

3 Auto-negotiation failure

The xcvr_* kernel statistics provide information about the physical layer device that is in use.

xcvr_addr MII address in the 0 to 31 range of the physical layer device in use for a given Ethernet device

xcvr_id MII transceiver manufacturer and device ID

xcvr_inuse MII transceiver type, based on the following list:

0 other Undefined

1 none MII present, but nothing connected

2 10Mb/s 10Mb/s Manchester encoding

3 100BaseT4 100 Mb/s 8B/6T

4 100BaseX 100 Mb/s 4B/5B

5 100BaseT2 100 Mb/s PAM5X5

6 1000BaseX 1000 Mb/s 8B/10B

7 1000BaseT 1000 Mb/s 4D-PAM5

The above values define maximum capability. In many cases, lower speeds can occur. The cap_* statistics must be viewed to establish the range of capability.

The link_* kernel statistics show the link state at the local end of the connection.

link_up1Link is up
0Link is down
link_duplex2Full duplex link
1Half duplex link
0Unknown

The cap_asmpause, cap_pause, adv_cap_asmpause, and adv_cap_pause parameters do not follow the rules of other cap_* and adv_cap_* kstats or parameters.

cap_pause The meaning of this statistic depends on the value provided by cap_asmpause.

if cap_asmpause = 1, pause one direction

1 Send pause frames when there is receive congestion.

0 Pause transmission when a pause frame is received.

if cap_asmpause = 0, pause in either direction

1 Send pause frames when there is receive congestion, and pause transmission when a pause frame is received.

0 Pause capability is not available in either direction.

cap_asmpause Asymmetric pause capability

The adv_cap_pause and adv_cap_asmpause statistics are limited by the available settings for cap_pause and cap_asmpause. For a device that is fully capable of pausing both Rx (receive) and Tx (transmit) operations, the settings available are defined in the truth table that follows the adv_cap_pause and adv_cap_asmpause parameter descriptions below.

adv_cap_pause The meaning of this statistic depends on the value provided by adv_cap_asmpause.

if adv_cap_asmpause = 1

1 Send pause frames when there is receive congestion.

0 Pause transmission when a pause frame is received.

if adv_cap_asmpause = 0

1 Send pause frames when there is receive congestion, and pause transmission when a pause frame is received.

0 Pause capability is not available in either direction.

adv_cap_asmpause Asymmetric pause capability

The cap_asmpause and cap_pause statistics show the capability of a device and also limit the legal setting for adv_cap_asmpause and adv_cap_pause. The following truth table describes the available adv_cap_asmpause and adv_cap_pause settings limited by cap_asmpause and cap_pause statistics. The abbreviations below are used in the table.

CA cap_asmpause

CP cap_pause

AA adv_cap_asmpause

AP adv_cap_pause

CPCAAPAADescription
0000No pause in use
00xx Device not pause capable, cannot set
0100 Asymmetric Rx pause capable, but not advertised
0101 Asymmetric Rx pause capable and advertised
0110 Asymmetric Rx pause capable, making it impossible advertise symmetric pause
0111 Asymmetric Rx pause capable, making it impossible advertise asymmetric Tx pause
1000 Symmetric pause capable, but not advertised
1001 Symmetric pause capable, advertising asymmetric Rx pause only
1010 Symmetric pause capable, advertising symmetric Rx and Tx pause capability
1011 Symmetric pause capable, advertising asymmetric Tx pause only
1100 Asymmetric Tx pause capable, but not advertised
1101 Asymmetric Tx pause capable, making it impossible to advertise Asymmetric Rx pause
1110 Asymmetric Tx pause capable, making it impossible advertise symmetric pause
1111 Asymmetric Tx pause capable and advertised

In the cases above, an error is posted when a device driver cannot advertise. A new setting is ignored and values revert to the previous setting.

The lp_cap_pause and the lp_cap_asmpause provide the advertised capabilities of the link partners.

lp_cap_pause The meaning of this statistic depends on the value provided by lp_cap_asmpause.

if lp_cap_asmpause = 1

1 Send pause frames when there is receive congestion.

0 Pause transmission when a pause frame is received.

if lp_cap_asmpause = 0

1 Send pause frames when there is receive congestion, and pause transmission when a pause frame is received.

0 Pause capability is not available in either direction.

lp_cap_asmpause Asymmetric pause capability

When adv_*pause_cap and lp_*pause_cap are compared on completion of auto-negotiation, the chosen flow control mechanism for the link depends on what is most meaningful.

link_asmpause 1 indicates flow control in one direction.

0 indicates flow control in both directions when link_pause is set to one.

link_pause if link_asmpause = 0

1 Flow control in both Rx and Tx directions is available.

0 No flow control available on the link.

if link_asmpause = 1

1 The local station will honor received pause frames by temporarily suspending transmit of further frames.

0 In the event of receive congestion, the local station will transmit a pause frame to the peer.

lp_cap_asmpause Asymmetric pause capability

The following truth table illustrates the meaningful flow control combinations related to local and link partner configurations. The abbreviations below are used in the table.

AA adv_cap_asmpause

AP adv_cap_pause

LAC lp_cap_asmpause

LPC lp_cap_pause

LA link_asmpause

LP link_pause

AAAPLACLPCLALPDescription
101110 Local station will Tx a pause when Rx is congested.
010101 Flow control in both Rx and Tx directions.
x11011 Local station will honor received Pause frames by temporarily suspending Transmit.
xxxx00 All other combinations: Flow control not avilable on the link

When forced mode is enabled, the current setting of adv_cap_asmpause and adv_cap_pause are used for the link. The link_asmpause and link_pause become equal to the current adv_cap_asmpause and adv_cap_pause settings. The above table also applies in forced mode, but the link partner configuration must be checked to verify that flow control is operating on the link.  

SEE ALSO

ndd(1M), driver.conf(4), bge(7D), ce(7D), dlpi(7P), eri(7D), ge(7D), gld(7D), hme(7D), qfe(7D)  

NOTES

When adv_cap_autoneg is set to 0, the highest priority speed and duplex is used for forced mode.

The highest priority is the highest speed at full duplex. The lowest priority is the lowest speed at half duplex.

MII transceivers can exist internally to a system or can be connected to an external MII connector. Typically, an internal transceiver has an xcvr_addr of 1, while an external connection has an xcvr_addr of 0.


 

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