What "drop" means in the printout of ovs-ofctl dump-ports

asked 2018-08-17 00:46:09 -0600

yafeng gravatar image

ovs-ofctl dump-ports br-int vhud52f2ea7-ae

OFPST_PORT reply (xid=0x4): 1 ports port "vhud52f2ea7-ae": rx pkts=987949, bytes=139692976, drop=0, errs=0, frame=?, over=?, crc=? tx pkts=32178248, bytes=24498406377, drop=60742, errs=?, coll=?

What does "drop" mean? Do you know the possible reasons?

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Packets that were not forwarded because no rule applied to them. My guess is that this is nothing to worry about: 60000 dropped packets vs 1 million received and 30 million transmitted looks like a small number. But I am not a networking expert.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2018-08-17 09:25:02 -0600 )edit