View Full Version : [ubuntu] ifconfig gives weired 'dropped:' count

January 18th, 2009, 05:57 PM
I've installed 8.10 32 bit on a system with Gigabyte G45M-DS2H
motherboard. Networking works without apparent problems.

When looking at the ifconfig out however I get

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...

RX packets:779195 errors:0 dropped:1846567167 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:429104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1170354271 (1.1 GB) TX bytes:29663754 (29.6 MB)
Interrupt:221 Base address:0x4000

The dropped counter is very quickly increasing when data is
transfered, reaches 2^32, wraps and starts all over. The number
is obviously wrong.

Has anybody seen this behavior before ?
Any help/hint is very welcome.

February 8th, 2009, 10:28 PM
This problem disappeared after upgrading to kernel kernel 2.6.27-11.
I didn't check, but I have to assume that there was a driver fix.