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[Bug 1532303] Re: [Ubuntu 16.04] SR-IOV optimized vNIC (new device driver for POWER8)


** Also affects: linux (Ubuntu Xenial)
   Importance: High
     Assignee: Canonical Kernel Team (canonical-kernel-team)
       Status: Triaged

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu Xenial)
       Status: Triaged => Fix Committed

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu Xenial)
     Assignee: Canonical Kernel Team (canonical-kernel-team) => Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)

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  [Ubuntu 16.04] SR-IOV optimized vNIC (new device driver for POWER8)

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed
Status in linux source package in Xenial:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  This new device driver enables high performance virtual networking
  which combines the isolation, QoS, and shared resources benefits of
  SR-IOV with the Live LPAR Mobility capabilities of a virtual adapter.
  The SR-IOV VF will be attached to the VIOS partition and mapped
  directly to the Linux client for exclusive use; this is the device
  driver for this new virtual adapter.

  This is the kernel part for this feature request.

  The ibmvnic driver has recently been included in David Miller's net-
  next tree.  It should be included in Linux 4.5.

  git commit : http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-

  This is a feature request to include this new driver in Ubuntu 16.04.

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