Updated ethtool packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The ethtool packages provide the ethtool utility that enables querying and changing settings such as speed, port, autonegotiation, PCI locations, and checksum offload on many network devices, especially of Ethernet devices.
This update enables the ethtool utility to accept a user-defined Receive-Side Scaling (RSS) hash key value for the Ethernet driver, which improves the performance and security of RSS. As a result, the user can set the RSS hash key value for the Ethernet driver with ethtool.
Users of ethtool are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add this enhancement.