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Old 08-11-2008, 02:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy Clearing RX and TX buffers in Linux

[root@ns2 root]# ifconfig

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 000:B7:9D:E2:5E
inet addr: Bcast: Mask255.255.255.240
RX packets:3006211 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3040435 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:361393841 (344.6 Mb) TX bytes:422687017 (403.1 Mb) Interrupt:9 Base address:0x1800 Memory:fb001000-fb001038

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
RX packets:2546356 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2546356 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:174788074 (166.6 Mb) TX bytes:174788074 (166.6 Mb)

How can RX and TX data be cleared. eth0 Rx is showing 344.6 Mb and TX is showing 403.1 Mb. How to reset these vlaues. Thanks in advance.

Old 08-11-2008, 03:43 AM   #2
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I don't think these are buffers - they are just statistics about how much data has been sent and received by the interface.

For devices which have an associated kernel module as a driver, you might be able to rmmod and modprobe the module to reset these values. There may be a better way too, but I don't know it if there is).
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As said, they are just statistics, but you could try using the up/down options. That might clear them.


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