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SubjectRe: Intel e1000 ethernet device, change in kernel v3.4, and jumbo frames setting DENIED.
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"Henrique de Moraes Holschuh"  wrote in message 
news:jjGoO-7l0-19@gated-at.bofh.it...

On Wed, 04 Jul 2012, D. Stussy wrote:
> There has been some changes to the driver such that things like
> checksum verification is offloaded from the CPU. However, this
> blocks the ability to set a jumbo frame. The kernel does record an
> error indicating that checksum offloading need be disabled fro jumbo
> frame MTU sizes to be used. My e1000 interfaces use the 82574L
> chipset.
>
> 1) Was this an intentional change?

Yes, but I understand Intel is trying to come up with a way not to need it.

> 2) How do I disable that function so I can set jumbo frames with
> "ifconfig" or "ip"? I simply don't know what setting I need to
> pass.

ethtool can do it. Check its manpage, it can manipulate the various NIC
offload engines, as well as other parameters such as dma ring buffer size,
etc.
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I'll look into it. Thanks.



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