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authorJeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com>2008-11-25 01:02:08 -0800
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2008-11-25 01:02:08 -0800
commit7a6b6f515f77d1c62a2f383b6dce18cb0af0cf4f (patch)
treeeed74f9344c3f65beb5386b93eca05526be8a914 /net/dcb/Kconfig
parent411c41eea58bd3500cf897e2c27dd5330935a3a8 (diff)
DCB: fix kconfig option
Since the netlink option for DCB is necessary to actually be useful, simplified the Kconfig option. In addition, added useful help text for the Kconfig option. Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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diff --git a/net/dcb/Kconfig b/net/dcb/Kconfig
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@@ -1,12 +1,22 @@
config DCB
- tristate "Data Center Bridging support"
-config DCBNL
- bool "Data Center Bridging netlink interface support"
- depends on DCB
+ bool "Data Center Bridging support"
default n
- This option turns on the netlink interface
- (dcbnl) for Data Center Bridging capable devices.
+ This enables support for configuring Data Center Bridging (DCB)
+ features on DCB capable Ethernet adapters via rtnetlink. Say 'Y'
+ if you have a DCB capable Ethernet adapter which supports this
+ interface and you are connected to a DCB capable switch.
+ DCB is a collection of Ethernet enhancements which allow DCB capable
+ NICs and switches to support network traffic with differing
+ requirements (highly reliable, no drops vs. best effort vs. low
+ latency) to co-exist on Ethernet.
+ DCB features include:
+ Enhanced Transmission Selection (aka Priority Grouping) - provides a
+ framework for assigning bandwidth guarantees to traffic classes.
+ Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) - a MAC control pause frame which
+ works at the granularity of the 802.1p priority instead of the
+ link (802.3x).
If unsure, say N.