Subject: Re: no buffer space available
To: NetBSD User's Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/24/2001 21:21:09
[ On Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 19:17:13 (-0400), Steven M. Bellovin wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: no buffer space available 
> You can get ENOBUFS when the output queue for the device is full, I 
> believe.  Note the following code fragment from if_ppp.c:

That might explain why I didn't ever get any similar behaviour when I
was running PPP, because that was on BSD/OS 1.1.

But I don't think it can explain how an ethernet-only router like mine
can get clogged....

> run 'netstat -id' and see what's happening to the queue drop figure.

You learn something new every day!  ;-)

Next time my router chokes up I'll check this too -- so far since the
last long-lasting power outage almost three days ago there've been no
drops on any of my interfaces (and today I listened to a 128kbps MP3
stream for well over an hour while there were two of us browsing pages
on the web, one via the other connection), plus of course whatever other
"normal" activity was going on.

							Greg A. Woods

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