dc still reporting collisions

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at optushome.com.au
Sat Nov 15 18:43:38 PST 2003

On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 08:27:44PM +0000, Ceri Davies wrote: These
>probably are actual collisions though.  The OP's point is that
>collisions are supposed to be impossible on a full duplex link,
>whereas in your situation they aren't.

The collision mechanism is used for flow control on full-duplex links.
A very high collision rate would normally indicate a half/full duplex
mismatch.  A low collision rate would normally indicate that the switch
can't handle the load and is throttling back your system.  (Other options
are broken NICs and/or cables).


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