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To: Marc Schnyder <m.schnyder,AT,johner-informatik,DOT,ch>
Subject: Re: Many cipe devices wanted.
From: Veros Kaplan <veros-cipe,AT,tac,DOT,cz>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 11:48:12 +0100
Cc: cipe-l,AT,inka,DOT,de
In-reply-to: <00bc01c3e19c$1ba39900$630aa8c0@JAG01>
Organization: Tacoma
References: <00bc01c3e19c$1ba39900$630aa8c0@JAG01>

Marc Schnyder wrote/napsal:
: Hello!
: 
: I want to have a lot of cipe devices.
: 
: however after i have set up cixcb0 to cixcb5 it doesn't want to allocate any
: more devices.
: cixcb: failed to allocate device 6
: 
: as long i have less than 6 devices there's no problem make a device called
: for instance cixcb52
: 
: the other computer complains about the same after only two cipe devices.
: 
: I'm using Linux-2.4.20  with cipeX-1.5.4-1.10 (on debian 3.0)
: 
: is there any adjustable limit for interfaces somewehre in the kernel.
: 
: I've heard that cipe comes hardcoded with a limit of 100 devices. that would
: be enough
: 
: i've looked in 'make menuconfig' in 'Networking Options' and 'Network device
: support' for anything like this.
: I didn't yet start looking through the kernel sources, and wouldn't know
: where to start anyway ;-))
: 
: Does anyone know how to get more devices?

$ /sbin/modinfo -p cipcb
cipe_maxdev int, description "Maximum device number supported"
cipe_debug int, description "Debugging level"

I'm using 

# modprobe cipcb cipe_maxdev=16  

for my firewall.

Věroš Kaplan
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