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Date:   Mon, 18 Jul 2022 20:25:04 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Saeed Mahameed <>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <>,
        Paolo Abeni <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Saeed Mahameed <>,,
        Tariq Toukan <>, Gal Pressman <>
Subject: Re: [net-next 03/14] net/mlx5e: Expose rx_oversize_pkts_buffer

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.

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

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