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25.3.2. Adding an LCS Device
The LAN channel station (LCS) device driver supports 1000Base-T Ethernet on the OSA-Express2 and OSA-Express 3 features.
Based on the type of interface being added, the LCS driver assigns one base interface name:
- ethn for OSA-Express Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet
0for the first device of that type,
1for the second, and so on.
18.104.22.168. Dynamically Adding an LCS Device
- Load the device driver:
# modprobe lcs
- Use the
cio_ignorecommand to remove the network channels from the list of ignored devices and make them visible to Linux:
# cio_ignore -r read_device_bus_id,write_device_bus_idReplace read_device_bus_id and write_device_bus_id with the two device bus IDs representing a network device. For example:
# cio_ignore -r 0.0.09a0,0.0.09a1
- Create the group device:
# echo read_device_bus_id,write_device_bus_id > /sys/bus/ccwgroup/drivers/lcs/group
- Configure the device. OSA cards can provide up to 16 ports for a single CHPID. By default, the LCS group device uses port
0. To use a different port, issue a command similar to the following:
# echo portno > /sys/bus/ccwgroup/drivers/lcs/device_bus_id/portnoReplace portno with the port number you want to use. For more information about configuration of the LCS driver, refer to the chapter on LCS in Linux on System z Device Drivers, Features, and Commands on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
- Set the device online:
# echo 1 > /sys/bus/ccwgroup/drivers/lcs/read_device_bus_id/online
- To find out what network device name has been assigned, enter the command:
# ls -l /sys/bus/ccwgroup/drivers/lcs/read_device_bus_ID/net/ drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 0 2010-04-22 16:54 eth1