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+.\" Copyright (c) 2017 Alexander Motin <mav@FreeBSD.org>
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+.Dd August 30, 2017
+.Dt NTB 4
+.Nd Non-Transparent Bridge subsystem
+To compile it into your kernel,
+place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:
+.Bd -ragged -offset indent
+.Cd "device ntb"
+Or, to load it as a module at boot, place the following line in
+.Xr loader.conf 5 :
+.Bd -literal -offset indent
+The following tunables are settable from the
+.Xr loader 8 :
+.It Va hw.ntb.debug_level
+Driver debug level.
+The default value is 0, higher means more verbose.
+.It Va hint.ntb_hw. Ns Ar X Ns Va .config
+Configures NTB resources split between several consumer devices.
+Configuration of multiple consumer devices separated by commas.
+Each device can be configured as: "[<name>][:<mw>[:<spad>[:<db>]]]", where:
+is a name of the driver which should attach the device (empty means any),
+is a number of memory windows to allocate (empty means all available),
+is a number of scratchpad registers to allocate (empty means all available),
+is a number of doorbells to allocate (empty means all available).
+The default configuration is empty string, which means single device
+with all available resources allowing any driver attachment.
+Non-Transparent Bridges allow to connect two computer systems with PCIe
+link(s), providing each of them limited access to others memory space,
+scratchpad registers and interrupts.
+subsystem uses those resources provided in generic way by hardware drivers
+and splits them between multiple consumer drivers, according to specified
+.Sh SEE ALSO
+.Xr if_ntb 4 ,
+.Xr ntb_transport 4 ,
+.Xr ntb_hw_intel 4 ,
+.Xr ntb_hw_plx 4
+subsystem was developed by Intel and originally written by
+.An Carl Delsey Aq Mt carl@FreeBSD.org .
+Later improvements were done by
+.An Conrad E. Meyer Aq Mt cem@FreeBSD.org
+.An Alexander Motin Aq Mt mav@FreeBSD.org .