Bug 76849 - Wrong transmit data on /proc/net/dev with isdn (ippp0)
Summary: Wrong transmit data on /proc/net/dev with isdn (ippp0)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-28 06:50 UTC by Eddy Nigg
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:08 UTC

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Description Eddy Nigg 2002-10-28 06:50:25 UTC
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Description of problem:
Installed one or more isdn cards, using driver hisax. /proc/net/dev reports at 
transmit only data for the master channel, but not for slaves. Recieve is OK. 
All other devices (eth) are OK.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use ISDN with hisax driver (also other drivers???)
2.Put some load on the ISDN
3.Run "cat /proc/net/dev | grep "ippp0"
4.Recieve is OK, transmit not.

Actual Results:  Transmit is wrong

Expected Results:  Should be right....:-)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Eddy Nigg 2002-10-28 06:54:56 UTC
Notified also fritz@isdn4linux.de and keil@isdn4linux.de authors of isdn and 
hisax driver

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2003-08-06 22:00:04 UTC
I have seen cases where the byte counts (both transmit and receive) 
in /proc/dev/net go up to 2^32-1 (over 4 gig) then stop counting. I'm not sure 
whether this is coming from the driver or not; the code that prints this is 
in /usr/src/linux/net/core/dev.c:


static int sprintf_stats(char *buffer, struct net_device *dev)
        struct net_device_stats *stats = (dev->get_stats ? dev->get_stats(dev): 
        int size;

        if (stats)
                size = sprintf(buffer, "%6s:%8lu %7lu %4lu %4lu %4lu %5lu %10lu 
%8lu %7lu %4lu %4lu %4lu %5lu %7lu %10lu\n",
                   stats->rx_packets, stats->rx_errors,
                   stats->rx_dropped + stats->rx_missed_errors,
                   stats->rx_length_errors + stats->rx_over_errors
                   + stats->rx_crc_errors + stats->rx_frame_errors,
                   stats->rx_compressed, stats->multicast,
                   stats->tx_packets, stats->tx_errors, stats->tx_dropped,
                   stats->tx_fifo_errors, stats->collisions,
                   stats->tx_carrier_errors + stats->tx_aborted_errors
                   + stats->tx_window_errors + stats->tx_heartbeat_errors,
                size = sprintf(buffer, "%6s: No statistics available.\n", dev-

        return size;

I'm suspicious of the "%8lu" format. I looked at a few of the drivers and the 
stats do appear to be 64 bits.

Comment 3 Eddy Nigg 2003-08-06 22:58:36 UTC
The bug I reported concerns only ISDN connections with slave configuration. 
However the comment from znmeb@aracnet.com is interesting too...

I did not get any answers until today. I have some ISDN backup connection with 
a master channel and many slave channels. However the transmit (UP) is 
reporting only the bytes of the master channel, even so the line is actually 
transmitting much more. 

Maybe the designers of isdn4linux never thought of this possibility??

Comment 4 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:08 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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