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error on ATM interface

Dears ,

I'm seeing too many input errors and aborts  on my ATM interface .

  488308 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 frame, 2098 overrun, 0 ignored, 488417 abort

What could be the problem ? I heard that this can be because of NPE limitation ? Is there is any work around ?

I'm using  PA-A1-OC3SM with 7206vxR (NPE 300)

Regards

haris

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Re: error on ATM interface

Hello Haris,

generally speaking only overrun errors are sign of a performance problems but most of your errors are abort

so I would look for clocking problems rather then performance issues

However, at the following link describing A1 port adapters

and more specifically

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2033/products_tech_note09186a00800d77bb.shtml

abort—Counts the number of times that a  cell was dropped due to a receive cell FIFO overrun. More specifically,  aborts are packet drops caused by cell throttling, at the microcode  level, to alleviate framing overruns. Thus, aborts stem from overruns,  and you might see both counters increment on the ATM interface. Aborts  point to congestion on the PCI bus.

before NPE-300 issues the document clearly states this PA has low performances

  • Try replacing the PA-A1 with a PA-A3 (revision 2).

    The PA-A1 has a very shallow receive cell FIFO and is not the best choice for heavy receive traffic or long bursts.

    Hope to help

    Giuseppe

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    Re: error on ATM interface

    Dear Giuseppe,

    Is there is any work around ?

    I dont have a PA-A3 ready and it might take some time

    regards,

    Haris P

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    Re: error on ATM interface

    Hello Haris,

    >> Is there is any work around ?

    I'm afraid you could only add a second interface to reduce load on this one

    being an hardware problem there is no configuration workaround

    Hope to help

    Giuseppe

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