Update ixl Driver on pfSense 2.5.0 to bring back Intel X710-T2L/T4L support that was present on version 2.4.5-P1.
Intel X710 T-2L/T-4L devices were supported on pfSense 2.4.5-P1, however a regression from FreeBSD 12 onwards meant support for these devices was lost.
I filed a bug report with FreeBSD in August and the necessary commits to fix the issue seemed to have been committed in FreeBSD on Sept 4, 2020.
The latest pfSense 2.5.0 builds do not have these changes and it would be nice if we could get support back for the X710-T2L/T4L devices. Currently we need to manually compile the drivers from Intel's site to get the cards working.
Here is the link to the bug report at FreeBSD's site and their response: