Linux 5.8 Networking Changes Include Introducing Cable Testing Infrastructure

added 05.06.2020 04:23

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Thanks to Facebook is BPF iterator support for kernel data.

The Intel IGC driver now has partial generic segmentation offload (GSO) support.

Enabling Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) support within the kernel's bridging code.

With Linux 5.8 this necessary infrastructure is in place but for now just the Marvell PHY driver is supported.

David Miller on Tuesday sent in all of the networking subsystem updates for the Linux 5.8 kernel and there is a lot in store.Among the many networking changes as usual are the following new items for Linux 5.8:- A network cable test infrastructure has been added to the kernel and initially supported by the Marvell 1G PHY driver.