On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Ben Greear wrote:
> > Infact i think what the acenic is doing is illegal. These stats are used
> > by SNMP.
> > IIRC, if you have to zero the stats you also must reset the ifindex.
> > Someone double check the SNMP RFCs.
> Please, PLEASE, don't change the device index!! There needs to be some
> immutable thing (other than net_device*) to reliably point to a particular
> device. Changing that will completely screw up VLAN code as it's written
> now (because I didn't want pointers that could go stale..so I do hashed
> based on device id...)
I dont think i was suggesting that. Merely stating a hypothesis:
That if me remembers correctly, the only time zeroing the netstats is
considered valid is when you also change the ifindex as well i.e
it becomes a new device. Now i could be wrong. Someone more knowledgable
on SNMP needs to make the qualification.