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SubjectRe: want opinions on possible glitch in 2.4 network error reporting
On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, Ben Greear wrote:

> >>From the limited testing I just ran, I appears that starfire and 3c59x
> > handle this correctly, whereas tulip always loses a small number of
> > packets during a UDP storm. ttcp -us[rt] is very useful for such
> > testing...
>
> It would be interesting to see which side is dropping? Have you
> coorelated ethernet driver counters to your sendto count?

It's hard for me to do it right now, because I don't have them in
isolation (they do NFS and other stuff), and I don't have iptables support
compiled into the kernel running the tulip. However:

starfire -> 3c59x
3c59x -> starfire
tulip -> 3c59x
tulip -> starfire

never lose data on a quiescent network:

ttcp-t: 83886080 bytes in 7.04 real seconds = 11640.36 KB/sec +++
ttcp-r: 83886080 bytes in 7.04 real seconds = 11641.10 KB/sec +++

whereas

3c59x -> tulip
starfire -> tulip

*always* lose several packets:

ttcp-t: 16777216 bytes in 1.40 real seconds = 11717.40 KB/sec +++
ttcp-r: 16769024 bytes in 1.40 real seconds = 11679.39 KB/sec +++

and

ttcp-t: 33554432 bytes in 2.80 real seconds = 11714.81 KB/sec +++
ttcp-r: 33456128 bytes in 2.80 real seconds = 11660.28 KB/sec +++

and

ttcp-t: 83886080 bytes in 7.00 real seconds = 11704.40 KB/sec +++
ttcp-r: 83722240 bytes in 7.00 real seconds = 11674.67 KB/sec +++

So I would tend to blame it on the tulip -- but the Rx side of it, not the
Tx, which this discussion was about...

Ion

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