Re: Too Much ARP-ing

A.N.Kuznetsov (
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 18:48:04 +0300

In article <> you wrote:

: The dev->buff list grows past the tx_queue_len when my gateway is offline.
: It grows even faster when arp is sending. If I arp -d the entry
: continously while pinging, the queue will suddenly become empty after
: a minute or so - sometimes. Just luck I guess, its quicker to down the
: interfaces and re-start them. This started somewhere in the late 1.3
: series.

It is interesting. If tx_queue is full, it means either
that you transmit something with full speed (it would be a software
bug), or that your networking card or even wire is dead.

Monitor /proc/net/dev statistics and try to tcpdump.

Alexey Kuznetsov.