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    SubjectRe: [PATCH updated] net: add ability to clear per-interface network statistics via procfs
    David Miller wrote:
    > From: James Cammarata <jimi@sngx.net>
    > Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 10:18:14 -0500
    >
    > We saw your initial patch posting, you don't need to send this
    > again.
    >
    > netdev added to CC:
    >
    >
    >>From: James Cammarata <jimi@sngx.net>
    >>
    >> Added the ability to write to /proc/net/dev in order to clear the
    >> interface counters for a given interface. The ability to zero out
    >> counters (especially the error counters) is extremely useful when
    >> troubleshooting interface issues. Now diffed against 2.6.25.4, and
    >> added some sanity checking.
    >>
    >>Syntax:
    >> echo 'net clear-stats ifdev' > /proc/net/dev
    >>Where "ifdev" is the device name you wish to clear.

    I don't wish to suggest I don't like the change - I've used similar
    features on "other oses" in the past, but when something like this has
    come-up in the past, haven't there been concerns about MIBs and SNMP and
    whatnot?

    rick jones
    ftp://ftp.cup.hp.com/dist/networking/tools - beforeafter - subtract one
    set of stats from another...


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