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Archive => 18.1 Legacy Series => Topic started by: wefinet on January 17, 2018, 01:17:38 pm

Title: Will OPNsense 18.1 ix/ixv driver support X553 10Gbit NICs?(C3000 Denverton CPUs)
Post by: wefinet on January 17, 2018, 01:17:38 pm
Hi all,

although I have no C3000 system yet, I'm just curious and would like to know whether OPNsense 18.1 has an updated ix/ixv driver to support the integrated X553 10GBit NICs of the C3000 Denverton CPUs? For CPU infos see https://ark.intel.com/products/codename/63508/Denverton and https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/design/products-and-solutions/processors-and-chipsets/denverton/ns/atom-processor-c3000-series.html

FreeNAS 11.1 has included updated drivers: https://redmine.ixsystems.com/issues/26292

FreeBSD 11.1 does not support the X553 NICs, it seems that FreeBSD 11-STABLE has support for them included:
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2017-September/001803.html (search for "553")
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2017-July/087387.html

Best regards,
Werner
Title: Re: Will OPNsense 18.1 ix/ixv driver support X553 10Gbit NICs?(C3000 Denverton CPUs)
Post by: weust on January 17, 2018, 01:37:50 pm
Driver wise, if the FreeBSD kernel has the support then it will work in OPNsense.
Since 18.1 will be build upon 11.1, it won't have the drivers.
Unless the developers are willing to include them like FreeNAS has, but that means tinkering with the kernel a lot.