Chip type setting

Name

  chip

Details

Type String
DHCP option number not applicable
ISC dhcpd syntax not applicable

Examples

Display the chip type of interface "net0"

  iPXE> show net0/chip
  net0/chip:string = rtl8139

Description

Describes the chip type of the network device.

See also

Notes

The chip type is also displayed as part of the output from the ifstat command.

The chip type is a descriptive name used internally by iPXE drivers, and should not be relied upon to remain stable between iPXE releases. You should use it only to display information to a user. For a more stable description which could be used systematically (e.g. to determine kernel modules corresponding to a network interface), you should use the busid setting, or extract information directly from PCI configuration space. For example:

echo Downloading kernel module for ${net0/chip}...
set vendor_id ${pci/${net0/busloc}.0.2}
set device_id ${pci/${net0/busloc}.2.2}
initrd http://my.web.server/kmod.php?v=${vendor_id}&d=${device_id} /lib/modules/${chip}.ko
 
cfg/chip.txt · Last modified: 2013/07/17 12:35 by mcb30
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