bnx2x NIC logs "rx_skb_alloc_discard" in "ethool -S"

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • bnx2x NIC logs rx_skb_alloc_discard in ethool -S
Interface Errors:
    p4p1  [0]: rx_skb_alloc_discard: 403
          [1]: rx_skb_alloc_discard: 507
          [2]: rx_skb_alloc_discard: 438
          [3]: rx_skb_alloc_discard: 498
          [4]: rx_skb_alloc_discard: 661
          [5]: rx_skb_alloc_discard: 517
          [6]: rx_skb_alloc_discard: 426
          [7]: rx_skb_alloc_discard: 490
          rx_skb_alloc_discard: 3940

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and later
  • Broadcom NetXtreme II 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface with bnx2x driver

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