Subject: Re: Input errors on interface
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Rick Byers <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/21/1999 16:27:18
Hmm. Any idea what the nele driver does?  I'll take a look at the source,
see if I can figure out what's going on.  I'm just curious what's causing
me to get about 3% Ierrs.


On Thu, 21 Oct 1999, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:

> This depends on the hardware and driver.
> Some drivers configure the hardware (if it can be configured that way) to
> never accept broken packets, and not tell the cpu about it, so you never
> should see IERRs. There's one exception however: I think ierr is incremented
> by some drivers if they can't get an M_DONTWAIT mbuf to put the data in.
> On Thu, Oct 21, 1999 at 12:00:02PM -0400, Rick Byers wrote:
> > What exactly can cause the "Ierrs" on a network interface?  It was my
> > original understanding that they should basically never happen (aside from
> > hardware failure).