Re: via-rhine v1.05: Oversized Ethernet frames when in promisc mode

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri Jun 09 2000 - 08:56:09 EST

> > Maybe the card is actually receiving ethernet frames that are too large?
> > Since it only happens when promisc it could be some internal only traffic
> > that is causing this.
> >
> Very unlikely. I've got a ntop sniffing on the same physical net on
> another machine, but it doesn't report any oversized packets and other
> machines on the same net, don't complain either.

Just a random pondering - the only other way I can see short frames occuring
is if the card is managing to receive a frame into a buffer that is still
being set up again after use ?

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