Error on 6509

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Mar 20th, 2008

I get these once every few days:

%EOBC-SP-3-NOEOBCBUF: No EOBC buffer available. Dropping the packet.

Does anyone know what it is up?

I have this problem too.
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Jon Marshall Thu, 03/20/2008 - 11:31



Error Message EOBC-3-NOEOBCBUF: No EOBC buffer available. Dropping

the packet.

Explanation This message indicates that the EOBC receive buffer pool has been exhausted. No further input packets can be processed until some buffers are returned to the pool.

Recommended Action After buffers are returned to the pool, if processing continues normally, no action is required. Otherwise, copy the message exactly as it appears on the console or in the system log. Research and attempt to resolve the issue using the tools and utilities provided at With some messages, these tools and utilities will supply clarifying information. Search for resolved software issues using the Bug Toolkit at If you still require assistance, open a case with the Technical Assistance Center via the Internet at, or contact your Cisco technical support representative and provide the representative with the information you have gathered. Attach the following information to your case in nonzipped, plain-text (.txt) format: the output of the show logging and show tech-support commands and your pertinent troubleshooting logs.


As long as you are not noticing any other adverse effects you should be okay.



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