Frame errors reported via ifconfig

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Issue

A number of servers are reporting frame errors. The frame errors are flagged however they do not seem to be interfering with network operations.

Why are all these servers are logging frame errors and what can be done to correct the problem?

# ifconfig bond0
bond0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF
          inet addr:10.0.0.1  Bcast:10.0.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MASTER MULTICAST  MTU:9000  Metric:1
          RX packets:206421992 errors:34512 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:34512
          TX packets:556269108 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:137380490198 (127.9 GiB)  TX bytes:622400976642 (579.6 GiB)

# ifconfig eth0
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr BB:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING SLAVE MULTICAST  MTU:9000  Metric:1
          RX packets:206241770 errors:17261 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:17261
          TX packets:438160504 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:137373973265 (127.9 GiB)  TX bytes:528622024549 (492.3 GiB)

# ifconfig eth4
eth4      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr CC:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING SLAVE MULTICAST  MTU:9000  Metric:1
          RX packets:190806 errors:17265 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:17265
          TX packets:118122114 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:11448360 (10.9 MiB)  TX bytes:93780996686 (87.3 GiB)

No crc errors are being reported on the nics:

# ethtool -S eth0 | grep errors
     rx_errors: 17261
     tx_errors: 0
     rx_over_errors: 0
     rx_crc_errors: 0
     rx_frame_errors: 0
     rx_fifo_errors: 0
     rx_missed_errors: 0
     tx_aborted_errors: 0
     tx_carrier_errors: 0
     tx_fifo_errors: 0
     tx_heartbeat_errors: 0
     rx_long_length_errors: 0
     rx_short_length_errors: 0
     rx_csum_offload_errors: 0

# ethtool -S eth4 | grep errors
     rx_errors: 17265
     tx_errors: 0
     rx_over_errors: 0
     rx_crc_errors: 0
     rx_frame_errors: 0
     rx_fifo_errors: 0
     rx_missed_errors: 0
     tx_aborted_errors: 0
     tx_carrier_errors: 0
     tx_fifo_errors: 0
     tx_heartbeat_errors: 0
     rx_long_length_errors: 0
     rx_short_length_errors: 0
     rx_csum_offload_errors: 0

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, all versions

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