[TAG] Meaning of overruns & frame in ifconfig output
Ramon van Alteren
ramon at vanalteren.nl
Sun Apr 9 00:05:48 MSD 2006
On 7 Apr , 2006, at 7:46 PM, Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 07, 2006 at 09:35:44AM +0200, Ramon van Alteren wrote:
>> This is a well-configured Intel 100Mbit NIC with busmastering enabled
>> which is apparently flooded with http-traffic to the point that it
>> can not generate interrupts fast enough to get the frames out of it's
>> buffer. That's the first time I've ever seen that.
> I've seen NICs from nominally reputable vendors start throwing a large
> number of errors under a much lower load than what you've described
> - I
> tested several identical units and gave up in disgust. The Intel cards
> that I used to replace them worked great, never a complaint. The one
> you described is just an amazing sample of the breed; it should be
> a retirement dinner, a gold watch, and a full pension.
It's an Intel NIC
If to err is human, I'm most certainly human.
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