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  • [6.6.0] Allow Unsupported SFP Not working


    potatows
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    On releases prior to 6.6.0 you could allow unsupported sfp modules for intel nics by adding

    ixgbe.allow_unsupported_sfp=1,1,1,1

    to the kernel boot config.

    Is there a new way to enable unsupported SFP modules?

     

    EDIT:

    For posterity and future google searchers here is how you solve this.

     

    On unraid before version 6.6.0 use

    append initrd=/bzroot ixgbe.allow_unsupported_sfp=1,1,1,1

    a ,1 for every additional sfp nic you need to enable unsupported sfp modules on

     

    For unraid 6.6.0+ use

    append initrd=/bzroot ixgbe.allow_unsupported_sfp=1

    This will unlock unsupported sfp modules for all ixgbe driver nics

     

    I would assume this change has something to do with the newer kernel or in tree drivers.

     

    Hopefully this saves someone else a headache



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    The latest driver, version 5.3.8, still doesn't compile with 4.18.x kernel.  Suggest you complain to Intel if you need this feature restored.

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    On 9/26/2018 at 4:09 PM, limetech said:

    The latest driver, version 5.3.8, still doesn't compile with 4.18.x kernel.  Suggest you complain to Intel if you need this feature restored.

     

    No its okay, as long as you can still do it with some flag. In fact just having to do a single sfp=1 to enable across all adapters is much easier than having to do a ,1 for each one. Was just difficult figuring out which flag to use after the update since the documentation on these flags is not super clear and varies by driver.

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