[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-20:05.mlx5en

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FreeBSD-EN-20:05.mlx5en Errata Notice
The FreeBSD Project

Topic: Fix packet forwarding performance in mlx5en(4) driver

Category: core
Module: mlx5en
Announced: 2020-03-19
Affects: FreeBSD 12.1
Corrected: 2019-11-07 13:12:38 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2020-03-19 16:41:29 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p3)

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