|Subject:||Re: How to count tx and rx bytes?|
|From:||Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Tue, 16 Dec 2003 11:38:40 -0800|
|Cc:||Rask Ingemann Lambertsen <rask@xxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx|
|References:||<3FDE13AE.3050402@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20031216143816.A1546@xxxxxxxxxx> <20031216074520.40f59afd.rddunlap@xxxxxxxx>|
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On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 14:38:16 +0100 Rask Ingemann Lambertsen <rask@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: | On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 12:03:58PM -0800, Ben Greear wrote:| > | > Is there an agreed upon standard for exactly what ethernet drivers| > should be counting for rx-bytes and tx-bytes? For example, should the | > counters include the 4-byte FCS? Should they include the ethernet header?| | Should they include the frame padding in tx-bytes? Some do, some don't.| IMHO they should, because you do actually transmit those bytes on the wire. If you are referring to padding that is put there by software, then Yes.
The padding is often done in the NIC itself, and since the bytes are put on the wire, they should be counted...
-- Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Candela Technologies Inc http://www.candelatech.com
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