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ix(4): Report RX errors as sum of all RX error counters

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HW keeps track of RX errors using several counters, each for
specific type of errors. Report RX errors to OS as sum
of all those counters: CRC errors, illegal bytes, checksum,
length, undersize, fragment, oversize and jabber errors.

Also, add new "rx_errs" sysctl in the dev.ix.N.mac_stats tree. This is
to provide an another way to display the sum of RX errors.

Signed-off-by: Piotr Pietruszewski <>

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This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Mar 3 2021, 1:26 AM

Hi, Piotr.

Can you take a look at the errata for 82599 that does report checksum error when card receives IPv4 UDP packets with zero checksum?
I found several discussion (on Opensense and FreeBSD forums) about this problem that appeared visible after this commit. Also, I found this PR. In our case we see noticeable RX errors on machines that handle SNMP traps.