devlink(8) — Linux manual page


DEVLINK(8)                          Linux                         DEVLINK(8)

NAME         top

       devlink - Devlink tool

SYNOPSIS         top

       devlink [ OPTIONS ] { dev|port|monitor|sb|resource|region|health|trap
               } { COMMAND | help }

       devlink [ -force ] -batch filename

OPTIONS         top

       -V, --Version
              Print the version of the devlink utility and exit.

       -b, -batch <FILENAME>
              Read commands from provided file or standard input and invoke
              them.  First failure will cause termination of devlink.

       -force Don't terminate devlink on errors in batch mode.  If there
              were any errors during execution of the commands, the
              application return code will be non zero.

       -n, --no-nice-names
              Turn off printing out nice names, for example netdevice
              ifnames instead of devlink port identification.

       -j, --json
              Generate JSON output.

       -p, --pretty
              When combined with -j generate a pretty JSON output.

       -v, --verbose
              Turn on verbose output.

       -s, --statistics
              Output statistics.

       -N, -Netns <NETNSNAME>
              Switches to the specified network namespace.

       dev    - devlink device.

       port   - devlink port.

              - watch for netlink messages.

       sb     - devlink shared buffer configuration.

              - devlink device resource configuration.

       region - devlink address region access

       health - devlink reporting and recovery

       trap   - devlink trap configuration

       Specifies the action to perform on the object.  The set of possible
       actions depends on the object type.  As a rule, it is possible to
       show (or list ) objects, but some objects do not allow all of these
       operations or have some additional commands. The help command is
       available for all objects. It prints out a list of available commands
       and argument syntax conventions.

       If no command is given, some default command is assumed.  Usually it
       is list or, if the objects of this class cannot be listed, help.

EXIT STATUS         top

       Exit status is 0 if command was successful or a positive integer upon

SEE ALSO         top

       devlink-dev(8), devlink-port(8), devlink-monitor(8), devlink-sb(8),
       devlink-resource(8), devlink-region(8), devlink-health(8),

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Report any bugs to the Network Developers mailing list
       <> where the development and maintenance is
       primarily done.  You do not have to be subscribed to the list to send
       a message there.

AUTHOR         top

       Jiri Pirko <>

COLOPHON         top

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iproute2                         14 Mar 2016                      DEVLINK(8)

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