PCIe adapters supporting long distance 10GB fiber?

Chris Adams cma at cmadams.net
Tue Jun 20 15:26:21 CST 2017

Once upon a time, Baldur Norddahl <baldur.norddahl at gmail.com> said:
> There are two ways around that. One is finding a device driver with vendor
> check disabled. The other option is to get optics that pretend to be Intel.

For Linux at least, the standard driver includes a load-time option to
disable vendor check.  Just add "options ixgbe allow_unsupported_sfp=1"
to your module config and it works just fine.  "ethtool -m" reads the
DOM fine as well (actually shows more info than some router/switch

Chris Adams <cma at cmadams.net>

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