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Date:   Tue, 19 Jul 2022 14:13:39 +0300
From:   Gal Pressman <>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <>, Saeed Mahameed <>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <>,
        Paolo Abeni <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Saeed Mahameed <>,,
        Tariq Toukan <>
Subject: Re: [net-next 03/14] net/mlx5e: Expose rx_oversize_pkts_buffer

On 19/07/2022 06:25, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Jul 2022 14:33:41 -0700 Saeed Mahameed wrote:
>> From: Gal Pressman <>
>> Add the rx_oversize_pkts_buffer counter to ethtool statistics.
>> This counter exposes the number of dropped received packets due to
>> length which arrived to RQ and exceed software buffer size allocated by
>> the device for incoming traffic. It might imply that the device MTU is
>> larger than the software buffers size.
> Is it counted towards any of the existing stats as well? It needs 
> to end up in struct rtnl_link_stats64::rx_length_errors somehow.

Probably makes sense to count it in rx_over_errors:
 *   The recommended interpretation for high speed interfaces is -
 *   number of packets dropped because they did not fit into buffers
 *   provided by the host, e.g. packets larger than MTU or next buffer
 *   in the ring was not available for a scatter transfer.

It doesn't fit the rx_length_errors (802.3) as these packets are not
dropped on the MAC.
Will change.

> On ethtool side - are you not counting this towards FrameTooLongErrors
> because it's not dropped in the MAC? Can we count it as RMON's
> oversize_pkts?

 etherStatsOversizePkts OBJECT-TYPE
     SYNTAX     Counter32
     UNITS      "Packets"
     MAX-ACCESS read-only
     STATUS     current
         "The total number of packets received that were
         longer than 1518 octets (excluding framing bits,
         but including FCS octets) and were otherwise
         well formed."
     ::= { etherStatsEntry 10 }

This counter isn't necessarily tied to 1518 bytes.

Thanks for the review, Jakub.

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