#32 igbvf carrier status is always down

igbvf (1)

I have the igb-3.3.6 and igbvf-1.1.5 drivers loaded and functioning on a kernel. It seems to be operating properly, I can transmit/receive traffic through the VF devices.

From what I understand, the PF should report link state to the VF devices, but the VF devices don't seem to be properly reporting link state to the OS. In particular, "ethtool" reports "Link detected: no" and "ip ad" is missing "LOWER_UP" and has a state of "UNKNOWN" instead of "UP":

17: eth12: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UNKNOWN qlen 1000


  • Greg Rose

    Greg Rose - 2012-03-08

    I'm sorry to hear you're having problems. Let me investigate and I'll see what I can find.

  • Greg Rose

    Greg Rose - 2012-03-09

    I've confirmed that the issue is fixed in an upcoming release scheduled for the 2nd quarter. It is undergoing validation and test right now. Please check back for the updated driver.

  • Todd Fujinaka

    Todd Fujinaka - 2013-07-09
    • status: open --> closed
  • Todd Fujinaka

    Todd Fujinaka - 2013-07-09



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