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30bnxt poll mode driver library
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33The bnxt poll mode library (**librte_pmd_bnxt**) implements support for
34**Broadcom NetXtreme® C-Series**.  These adapters support Standards-
35compliant 10/25/50Gbps 30MPPS full-duplex throughput.
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37Information about this family of adapters can be found in the
38`NetXtreme® Brand section <https://www.broadcom.com/products/ethernet-communication-and-switching?technology%5B%5D=88>`_
39of the `Broadcom web site <http://www.broadcom.com/>`_.
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41Limitations
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44With the current driver, allocated mbufs must be large enough to hold
45the entire received frame.  If the mbufs are not large enough, the
46packets will be dropped.  This is most limiting when jumbo frames are
47used.
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49SR-IOV is not supported.
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