Changes and New Features
Security Hardening Enhancements: This release contains important reliability improvements and security hardening enhancements. Mellanox recommends upgrading your devices firmware to this release to improve the devices’ firmware security and reliability.
SR-IOV - Virtual Functions (VF) per Port - The maximum Virtual Functions (VF) per port is 127. For further information, see RoCE Limitations.
Using NC-SI Commands for Debugging PCI Link Failures
Implemented a new NC-SI command get_debug_info to get mstdump via the NC-SI protocol to debug a device if the PCI link fails for any given reason.
Enable/Disable RDMA via the UEFI HII System Settings
Added support for Enabling/Disabling NIC and RDMA (port/partition) via the UEFI HII system settings.
Note: Values set in this option only take effect when is Ethernet mode.
Increased the Maximum Number of MSIX per VF
Increased the maximum number of MSIX per VF to 127.
Adaptive Routing (AR): multi_path, data_in_order
Added a new bit ("data_in_order") to query the QP and allow a process/library to detect when the AR is enabled.
flex_parser for GENEVE Hardware Offloadand ICMP
Added a new flex parser to support GENEVE hardware offloadand ICMP.
When the non-page-supplier-FLR funcion is initiated, the firmware triggers a page event to the page supplier to indicate that all pages should be returned for the FLR function.
Pages are returned by the driver to the kernel without issuing the MANAGE_PAGES commands to the firmare.
See Bug Fixes in this Firmware Version section.