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ixgbevf 2.16.1 upgrade for AWS EC2 SR-IOV "Enhanced Networking" on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) LTS
ssh ubuntu@n.n.n.n "bash -s -x" -- <
mkdir work
cd work
tar zxf ixgbevf-2.16.1.tar.gz
curl -L -O
cd ixgbevf-2.16.1/src
patch -p5 <../../patch-ubuntu_14.04.1-ixgbevf-2.16.1-kcompat.h.patch
sudo su
aptitude install -y build-essential
make install
modprobe ixgbevf
update-initramfs -c -k all
echo "options ixgbevf InterruptThrottleRate=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1" > /etc/modprobe.d/ixgbevf.conf
cd ../../..
rm -Rf work

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moogoos commented Apr 29, 2015

patching file kcompat.h
patch unexpectedly ends in middle of line
Hunk #2 succeeded at 4172 with fuzz 1.

14.04.2. LTS


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ColmHally commented May 20, 2015

@moogooos I ran into the same problem.. Add a newline to the end of the patch file and run the path -p5 ... line again.

@vdm Thanks for this patch; it works a treat!


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defila-aws commented Jun 5, 2015


I went ahead and updated the patch file so that it includes the newline at the end. Hopefully this resolves the error that you were running into.

The new raw file is:

-Andrew D.


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doapp-ryanp commented Jul 7, 2015

Thanks for this. I prefer to leverage dkms to auto handle rebuilds on kernel updates. Here are the steps I did. Here are some docs from AWS that explain a bit in detail.

tar zxf ixgbevf-2.16.1.tar
mv ixgbevf-2.16.1 /usr/src/
cd /usr/src/ixgbevf-2.16.1
nano dkms.conf #change version - @see
curl -L -O
cd src
patch -p5 < ../patch-ubuntu_14.04.1-ixgbevf-2.16.1-kcompat.h.patch
dkms add -m ixgbevf -v 2.16.1
dkms build -m ixgbevf -v 2.16.1
dkms install -m ixgbevf -v 2.16.1
update-initramfs -c -k all
#stop instance, enable: aws ec2 modify-instance-attribute --instance-id i-xxx --sriov-net-support simple
#create ami then startup instance, verify via:
#aws ec2 describe-image-attribute --image-id ami-xxx --attribute sriovNetSupport
#verify from inside instance via: 
ethtool -i eth0 | grep ixgbevf

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montaro commented Aug 6, 2015


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