kern/183732: [igb] igb interface output byte counter double real output bytes on 8.4-RELEASE generic kernel
andykinney at advantagecom.net
Mon Nov 18 23:50:01 UTC 2013
The following reply was made to PR kern/183732; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Andrew Kinney <andykinney at advantagecom.net>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org, andykinney at advantagecom.net
Subject: Re: kern/183732: [igb] igb interface output byte counter double real
output bytes on 8.4-RELEASE generic kernel
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:21:36 -0800
The other bug was against 8.4-stable, which receive no action and no
work because it isn't RELEASE. This PR is against 8.4-RELEASE.
It may seem like I'm splitting hairs to say this isn't duplicate, but
read the follow-ups on the other bug. Nobody cares because that one is
not against a released version. That's why I submitted the PR against a
released version that someone somewhere is supposed to care about.
If feel you have to close a bug, I think I've made a clear argument for
you to re-open this PR and close the other one.
8.4-RELEASE is a supported release. You stating I should jump on 9.2
(and a completely new set of unknown problems for a production machine)
completely neglects the fact that 8.4-RELEASE is supported and this
should get attention.
This bug needs to get fixed. While it doesn't cause crashes for prevent
booting, it does cause problems for billing our clients. We use the byte
counters for billing and costing. If it were always exactly double the
real bytes, we could deal with it, but it's not. Sometimes the delta in
bytes drops to about 1/10th the real traffic for periods of 15 to 30
minutes at a time. So, it's anyone's guess what the real byte count
should have been. Good luck ever convincing a customer with a large
overage that they should trust your numbers after they see this.
If public policy for the FreeBSD project has changed and you only want
to support one release, then make that policy change public. Don't dance
around excusing bugs for supposedly supported releases because I'm wrong
for having chosen something other than the latest version.
President / CTO
Advantagecom Networks, Inc.
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