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Date:	Sun, 16 Sep 2007 17:24:15 +0100
From:	James Chapman <jchapman@...alix.com>
To:	"Kok, Auke" <auke-jan.h.kok@...el.com>
CC:	L F <lfabio.linux@...il.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: e1000 driver and samba

Kok, Auke wrote:
> James Chapman wrote:
>> Kok, Auke wrote:

>>>>      rx_long_byte_count: 34124849453
>>
>> Are these long frames expected in your network? What is the MTU of the 
>> transmitting clients? Perhaps this might explain why reads work 
>> (because data is coming from the Linux box so the packets have smaller 
>> MTU) while writes cause delays or packet loss because the clients are 
>> sending long frames which are getting fragmented?
> 
> those are not "long frames" but the number of bytes the hardware counted 
> in its "long" data type based byte counter.

Thanks for correcting me, Auke.

Should this counter be renamed to avoid someone else making this mistake 
in the future? Just a thought.

-- 
James Chapman
Katalix Systems Ltd
http://www.katalix.com
Catalysts for your Embedded Linux software development

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