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4GB byte count overflow hangs networking (was Re: [Xen-users] domUs drop

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Subject: 4GB byte count overflow hangs networking (was Re: [Xen-users] domUs dropping off the network (Xen 3.0.2))
From: Dominic Hargreaves <dom@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 10:48:23 +0000
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On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 03:57:10PM +0000, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> Hello,
> We've recently started seeing several domUs on multiple machines losing
> all network connectivity. At least one of these machines (since they are
> customer machines I can't verify it for all of them) give the error:
> $ sudo ifup eth0
> eth0: full queue wasn't stopped!

To follow up on this post: the problem happens when the number of bytes
received by the vif on the dom0 side (and therefore transmitted by the
domU) hits 4GB (or within a few kB thereof).

In tests I have verified this against a Xen 3.0.2 system (although it
doesn't always manifest, so perhaps there are other factors in place
too), and have also verified that with Xen 3.0.3 it seems to happen less



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