Running a 6509E ver 12.2 (33) SXH, with the default setting for MTU (9216 on all switch ports) and set consistently throughout the configuration. the devices directly attached have 8000 configured as MTU (these are a Sun E25K and a NetApp filer). The ports in question are on WS-6708-10GE blade.
I see a large number of Giant frames on the show interface, see the following: (Commas inserted, wouldn't it be nice if Cisco did that?)
1,861,520 packets input, 8,196,321,092 bytes, 0 no buffer
Received 9 broadcasts (0 multicasts)
0 runts, 1,199,907 giants, 0 throttles
The docs that I have read indicate that the number of Giants indicates the number of packets dropped because they exceeded MTU. Traffic is flowing through as would be expected so there is no way all these packets are dropped.
Has anyone seen this? I am assuming it is normal but want to be sure nothing funny is happening.