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SubjectRe: packets being dropped in IP stack but no error counts incrementing?
I am not sure the UDP drop counters are available.  If you do
find them, I'm interested in them too!

Chris Friesen wrote:

> I've been doing some testing on 2.4.18 and I'm seeing an interesting problem.
>
> I have a test tool that simulates bursty UDP traffic by sending a bunch of
> messages and then delaying a while. If I leave the receiving udp socket at its
> normal size, then I can get a significant number of messages just vanishing
> between the ethernet driver and the userspace socket. The driver rx count shows
> that all packets were received, but the userspace program doesn't get all of
> them. netstat/ifconfig/iproute2 rx dropped counts do not increase.
>
> Is this design intent, are we messing a counter increment when dropping packets,
> or am I not looking at the right counter for these numbers?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
>
>


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