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authorMandeep Baines <>2011-11-05 14:38:23 +0000
committerDavid S. Miller <>2011-11-07 13:31:24 -0500
commit0bdfea8ba856826f5901fda608013f323c87f661 (patch)
parent4687f3f364a1d5b2df815a8c58a763cab57724e8 (diff)
forcedeth: Improve stats counters
Rx byte count was off; instead use the hardware's count. Tx packet count was counting pre-TSO packets; instead count on-the-wire packets. Report hardware dropped frame count as rx_fifo_errors. - The count of transmitted packets reported by the forcedeth driver reports pre-TSO (TCP Segmentation Offload) packet counts and not the count of the number of packets sent on the wire. This change fixes the forcedeth driver to report the correct count. Fixed the code by copying the count stored in the NIC H/W to the value reported by the driver. - Count rx_drop_frame errors as rx_fifo_errors: We see a lot of rx_drop_frame errors if we disable the rx bottom-halves for too long. Normally, rx_fifo_errors would be counted in this case. The rx_drop_frame error count is private to forcedeth and is not reported by ifconfig or sysfs. The rx_fifo_errors count is currently unused in the forcedeth driver. It is reported by ifconfig as overruns. This change reports rx_drop_frame errors as rx_fifo_errors. Signed-off-by: David Decotigny <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/nvidia/forcedeth.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/nvidia/forcedeth.c
index 2f1eaee5cf0..0c10ff700cb 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/nvidia/forcedeth.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/nvidia/forcedeth.c
@@ -1682,6 +1682,7 @@ static void nv_get_hw_stats(struct net_device *dev)
np->estats.tx_pause += readl(base + NvRegTxPause);
np->estats.rx_pause += readl(base + NvRegRxPause);
np->estats.rx_drop_frame += readl(base + NvRegRxDropFrame);
+ np->estats.rx_errors_total += np->estats.rx_drop_frame;
if (np->driver_data & DEV_HAS_STATISTICS_V3) {
@@ -1706,11 +1707,14 @@ static struct net_device_stats *nv_get_stats(struct net_device *dev)
/* copy to net_device stats */
+ dev->stats.tx_packets = np->estats.tx_packets;
+ dev->stats.rx_bytes = np->estats.rx_bytes;
dev->stats.tx_bytes = np->estats.tx_bytes;
dev->stats.tx_fifo_errors = np->estats.tx_fifo_errors;
dev->stats.tx_carrier_errors = np->estats.tx_carrier_errors;
dev->stats.rx_crc_errors = np->estats.rx_crc_errors;
dev->stats.rx_over_errors = np->estats.rx_over_errors;
+ dev->stats.rx_fifo_errors = np->estats.rx_drop_frame;
dev->stats.rx_errors = np->estats.rx_errors_total;
dev->stats.tx_errors = np->estats.tx_errors_total;