Load the Onload Drivers

Onload User Guide (UG1586)

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Following installation you must load the Onload drivers:

  1. Load the network and Onload kernel drivers:
    • If you are using the sfc network driver (for 8000 series or X2 series adapters), just use the onload_tool command:
      # onload_tool reload

      This replaces any previously loaded sfc network driver with the sfc driver from the Onload distribution.

    • Otherwise you must reload the network driver yourself, and also the auxiliary driver. For example if you are using the xilinx_efct driver with an X3 series adapter:
      # modprobe -r xilinx_efct
      # modprobe -r auxiliary
      # modprobe auxiliary
      # modprobe xilinx_efct
      # onload_tool reload --onload-only
  2. Confirm success:
    # onload
    OpenOnload <version>
    Copyright 2019-2022 Xilinx, 2006-2019 Solarflare Communications, 2002-2005 Level 5 Networks
    Built: <date> <time> (release)
    Kernel module: <version>

    If a Kernel module version is shown, this confirms that the Onload kernel module is installed and loaded.

Note: At this point Onload is loaded, but until the network interface has been configured and brought into service Onload will be unable to accelerate traffic.