devlink man page

devlink — Devlink tool


devlink [ Options ] Object { Command | help }
Object := { dev | port | monitor }
Options := { -V[ersion] | -n[no-nice-names] }


-V, -Version
Print the version of the devlink utility and exit.
-n, -no-nice-names
Turn off printing out nice names, for example netdevice ifnames instead of devlink port identification.


- devlink device.
- devlink port.
- watch for netlink messages.


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

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

See Also

devlink-dev(8), devlink-port(8), devlink-monitor(8), devlink-sb(8),

Reporting Bugs

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


Jiri Pirko <jiri@mellanox.com>

Referenced By

devlink-dev(8), devlink-monitor(8), devlink-port(8), devlink-sb(8).

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iproute2 14 Mar 2016