[ipxe-devel] - Close network device (really power down, and bring it back up again)

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Wed Nov 11 16:39:30 UTC 2015

On 11/11/15 10:05, Torgeir.Wulfsberg at kongsberg.com wrote:
> Is'it possible to really power down the network interface in iPXE (like
> linux would do by unloading the kernel module for network drivers "tg3
> or e1000e")?

No; we have no support for doing that.

For specific drivers, you could patch in something similar.  For 
example, in the Intel driver, if you were to delete the "If link is 
already up, do not attempt to reset the PHY" portion of intel_reset(), 
then performing "ifclose" should reset the chip including a link-level 


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