[Oisf-users] af_packet and rss queue count

Seth Hall seth at icir.org
Thu Jan 26 14:56:24 UTC 2017

> On Jan 26, 2017, at 8:29 AM, erik clark <philosnef at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is going into RHEL7.4, which is a 3.10 branch. We will be staying on RHEL7 as we have a full support contract with them, and to be honest, their engineers are amazing. 

I would still be concerned about the packet reordering issue coming from the NIC with having multiple queues enabled.  This appears to be an actual hardware behavior and not fixable through software.  The effects from it can be fairly hard to discern too, but you may see an inflated capture_loss (in Bro, I forget what the Suricata equivalent is called) due to the packet reordering.  It can also more directly effect things in UDP DNS query and reply matching.

Sorry for the Bro stuff on the OISF mailing list, but I thought it was relevant since Erik is running Bro as well as Suricata on his system and I assume that Suricata would also have the same or similar issues with reordered packets.  It's not an easy problem to diagnose.

Seth Hall
International Computer Science Institute
(Bro) because everyone has a network

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