Oracle Linux Server Reports "rx_fw_discards" and Increases Constantly Under Heavy Load of Network Traffic

(Doc ID 2326865.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 26, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.8 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

On servers running Oracle Linux 6.8 with red hat compatible kernel version 2.6.32-642.6.2.el6.x86_64 and bnx2 driver version 2.2.6, the Ethernet interface eth0 report "rx_fw_discards" and constantly increasing.

After server is rebooted the counter is reset to 0 but then increases

Cause

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