6. BNXT Poll Mode Driver

The bnxt poll mode library (librte_pmd_bnxt) implements support for:

  • Broadcom NetXtreme-C®/NetXtreme-E® BCM5730X and BCM5740X family of Ethernet Network Controllers

    These adapters support Standards compliant 10/25/50Gbps 30MPPS full-duplex throughput.

    Information about the NetXtreme family of adapters can be found in the NetXtreme® Brand section of the Broadcom website.

  • Broadcom StrataGX® BCM5871X Series of Communucations Processors

    These ARM based processors target a broad range of networking applications including virtual CPE (vCPE) and NFV appliances, 10G service routers and gateways, control plane processing for Ethernet switches and network attached storage (NAS).

    Information about the StrataGX family of adapters can be found in the StrataGX® BCM5871X Series section of the Broadcom website.

6.1. Limitations

With the current driver, allocated mbufs must be large enough to hold the entire received frame. If the mbufs are not large enough, the packets will be dropped. This is most limiting when jumbo frames are used.