Subject: Re: changing traffic counters to quad_t (long long)
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/24/1998 02:01:26
>It has been observed in PR#1515 and PR#3732 that our 32 bit traffic
>counters overflow a bit quickly on a busy, stable server host.
>Why would it be bad thing to change the various counters to quad_t?

IIANM, last time this came up, people with old, slow machines (e.g.,
68020s, vaxes) were not enthralled with the extra cost of quad_t adds.

Please dont shoot the messenger ;).

I'd be more worried about changing other event counters, with more
frequent updates, to be 64-bit counters. ANd about the possibility of
SNMP truncating the longer counters.