Bug 196655 - netstat: when using --interface=ethX 1, the counter remains unchanged.
netstat: when using --interface=ethX 1, the counter remains unchanged.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: net-tools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: 176344
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Reported: 2006-06-26 05:21 EDT by Jose Plans
Modified: 2017-03-02 07:32 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0241
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-05-01 19:52:27 EDT
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patch removing static from if_readlist_rep() (1.49 KB, patch)
2006-06-26 05:21 EDT, Jose Plans
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0241 normal SHIPPED_LIVE net-tools bug fix update 2007-04-28 13:46:00 EDT

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Description Jose Plans 2006-06-26 05:21:10 EDT
When using netstat and wanting to only get statistics from one interface, none
of the counters get updated and therefore, the output keeps unchanged.

How to reproduce it:
 % netstat --interface=eth0 1
 It will always show the same counters. Always reproducible.

Which packages?: 
 Reproducible with RHEL4U4beta, seems fixed in FC5.

Basically the issue came from having if_readlist_rep() declared static from the
lib/interface and being called from netstat.c. This prevented the output to be
updated from /proc.

Attached you will find the patch that fixes the issue, please let me know if you
need more details about it.
Comment 1 Jose Plans 2006-06-26 05:21:11 EDT
Created attachment 131520 [details]
patch removing static from if_readlist_rep()
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-08-18 11:20:58 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-05-01 19:52:27 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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