Re: GE traffic statistics (/proc/net/dev)

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Fri Jun 06 2003 - 03:04:05 EST

On Thu, 2003-06-05 at 07:20, wrote:
> I found very extrange that, for this device, stats on /proc/net/dev updates
> each second (more or less), that is, not in sub-second intervals. Again note
> this only happens for this device and not for other NIC card (Fast-Ethernet
> card, e100).

The chip only periodically sends updated statistics to main
memory via DMA, the interval can be changed using the
'ethtool' utility.

David S. Miller <>
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Sat Jun 07 2003 - 22:00:29 EST