AGE(4) BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual AGE(4)
age -- Attansic/Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet driver
To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configura-
Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in
The age device driver provides support for Attansic/Atheros L1 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
All LOMs supported by the age driver have TCP/UDP/IP checksum offload for both transmit and
receive, TCP segmentation offload (TSO), hardware VLAN tag stripping/insertion features and
an interrupt moderation mechanism as well as a 64-bit multicast hash filter.
The L1 also supports Jumbo Frames (up to 10240 bytes), which can be configured via the
interface MTU setting. Selecting an MTU larger than 1500 bytes with the ifconfig(8) utility
configures the adapter to receive and transmit Jumbo Frames.
The age 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.
100baseTX Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation.
1000baseTX Set 1000baseTX operation over twisted pair.
The age 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 age driver provides support for LOMs based on Attansic/Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet con-
troller chips, including:
o ASUS M2N8-VMX
o ASUS M2V
o ASUS M3A
o ASUS P2-M2A590G
o ASUS P5B-E
o ASUS P5B-MX/WIFI-AP
o ASUS P5B-VMSE
o ASUS P5K
o ASUS P5KC
o ASUS P5KPL-C
o ASUS P5KPL-VM
o ASUS P5K-SE
o ASUS P5K-V
o ASUS P5L-MX
o ASUS P5DL2-VM
o ASUS P5L-VM 1394
o ASUS G2S
Tunables can be set at the loader(8) prompt before booting the kernel or stored in
This tunable disables MSI support on the Ethernet hardware. The default value is 0.
This tunable disables MSI-X support on the Ethernet hardware. The default value is
The following variables are available as both sysctl(8) variables and loader(8) tunables:
Maximum amount of time to delay interrupt processing in units of 2us. The accepted
range is 0 to 65000, the default is 50 (100us). Value 0 completely disables the
Maximum amount of Rx events to be processed in the event loop before rescheduling a
taskqueue. The accepted range is 30 to 255, the default value is 128 events. The
interface does not need to be brought down and up again before a change takes
Display lots of useful MAC counters maintained in the driver.
altq(4), arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), vlan(4), ifconfig(8)
The age driver was written by Pyun YongHyeon <yongari@FreeBSD.org>. It first appeared in
BSD September 18, 2008 BSD