Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 293041
Need 64-bit network byte counters
Last modified: 2011-05-12 23:44:50 EDT
Description of problem:
Kernel provides various packet counters in /proc/net/snmp, /proc/net/snmp6 and
/proc/net/dev_snmp6/*. DoD requires also count of incoming/outgoing octets, namely:
InOctets - nr. of all incoming ipv4/ipv6 bytes
OutOctets - nr. of all outgoing ipv4/ipv6 bytes
InMcastOctets - nr. of incoming multicast bytes
OutMcastOctets - nr. of outgoing multicast bytes
The counters must be separate for ipv4 and ipv6 (-> ethtool statistics are not
good enough) and separate per interface (like /proc/net/dev_snmp6/*).
The counters should be 64-bit.
I've been looking over this, and as we've discussed before, theres just no way
to implement this in RHEL5 in any sort of consistent fashion without breaking
ABI pretty horribly. Setting to CANTFIX
llim->nhorman: didn't realised it was so long ago. we have a similar issue with MIB which require this feature. is it still not an option to fix it?
Bug 477090 - [TAHI] IP-MIB IP Statistics Table ipSystemStatsInOctets Counting Test failed on RFC4293
Yeah, I'm afraid so. Apologies.
I see. How about RHEL6? Can it be looked at in Fedora?