Hey Mike,

Driver versions from in-distro drivers are kind of black magic at best.  The 
norm seems to be to start with the version of the driver that was in the 
initial pull from kernel.org.  And although they back port fixes/enhancements 
to the code base they don't change the driver version.  So it is really hard to 
tell exactly what features are included in the Ubuntu driver vs. the latest OoT 
(out of tree) SourceForge driver, which by the way is up to version 3.2.2.

Intel isn't directly involved (at least I'm not and I own the ixgbe/vf drivers 
:) with what they do or do not back port so I can't really tell you in any 
detail.  Couldn't you just try the in kernel driver and see if you get all the 
features you require and if not upgrade?

-Don Skidmore <donald.c.skidm...@intel.com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike James [mailto:mike.ja...@clutch.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:09 AM
> To: e1000-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [E1000-devel] AWS enhanced networking need for clarification
> Hi all. I checked the list archive and there's a thread about a year ago
> regarding the AWS recommendations for enhanced networking (
> http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/sriov-
> networking.html#enhanced-networking-ubuntu)
> I'm still confused as to whether the ixgbevf driver in the ubuntu distro has 
> at
> least the same feature set / bug fixes as the 2.16.4 version that the docs
> recommend. Any help appreciated and if I need to take this to some ubuntu
> list, let me know.
> My head tells me 2.11.3-k != 2.16.4, but then again maybe they still have the
> same features/bugfixes and the version number was not updated, because
> that's the way Canonical does things. I'd like to know before I install the 
> out-of-
> tree ixgbevf driver and waste my time, break something, or fix something that
> isn't broken.
> I launched an instance of Ubuntu 14.04, using ami-2d39803a, then ran ```apt-
> get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade``` Following that, I
> see:
> ubuntu@ip-10-0-60-159:~$ ethtool -i eth0
> driver: ixgbevf
> version: 2.11.3-k
> firmware-version:
> bus-info: 0000:00:03.0
> supports-statistics: yes
> supports-test: yes
> supports-eeprom-access: no
> supports-register-dump: yes
> supports-priv-flags: no
> ubuntu@ip-10-0-60-159:~$ modinfo ixgbevf
> filename:
> /lib/modules/3.13.0-96-
> generic/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/ixgbevf.ko
> version:        2.11.3-k
> license:        GPL
> description:    Intel(R) 82599 Virtual Function Driver
> author:         Intel Corporation, <linux.n...@intel.com>
> srcversion:     AE2D8A25951B508611E943D
> alias:          pci:v00008086d00001515sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
> alias:          pci:v00008086d000010EDsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
> depends:
> intree:         Y
> vermagic:       3.13.0-96-generic SMP mod_unload modversions
> signer:         Magrathea: Glacier signing key
> sig_key:        5C:E9:1A:5F:5A:60:3A:31:2B:28:B6:E0:22:CB:56:18:E5:DC:44:ED
> sig_hashalgo:   sha512
> parm:           debug:Debug level (0=none,...,16=all) (int)
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