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RE: Re:Arp Cache issue

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It may not be answer actual solution as to why your network bottlenecks, but this document might help you to tune the arp cache on the machine so the table doesn't fill up as rapidly or up the default garbage collection time to clear out the table?

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBUQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.networknuts.net%2FPerformance%2520Tuning-4.pdf&rct=j&q=redhat%20arp%20cache%20tuning%20sysctl&ei=tKgdTvKkEcbSgQeq9Yj8CQ&usg=AFQjCNF_qyyhAoXKafZUw4xQoISNsuYPZQ&cad=rja 

Josh Richardson
General Dynamics AIS
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-----Original Message-----
From: redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of brian irvin
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:00 AM
To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: Re:Arp Cache issue

Posting sysctl.conf

# cat /etc/sysctl.conf
# Kernel sysctl configuration file for Red Hat Linux
#
# For binary values, 0 is disabled, 1 is enabled.  See sysctl(8) and
# sysctl.conf(5) for more details.

# Controls IP packet forwarding
net.ipv4.ip_forward = 0

# Controls source route verification
net.ipv4.conf.default.rp_filter = 1

# Do not accept source routing
net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_source_route = 0

# Controls the System Request debugging functionality of the kernel
kernel.sysrq = 0

# Controls whether core dumps will append the PID to the core filename
# Useful for debugging multi-threaded applications
kernel.core_uses_pid = 1

# Controls the use of TCP syncookies
net.ipv4.tcp_syncookies = 1

# Controls the maximum size of a message, in bytes
kernel.msgmnb = 65536

# Controls the default maxmimum size of a mesage queue
kernel.msgmax = 65536

# Controls the maximum shared segment size, in bytes
kernel.shmmax = 68719476736

# Controls the maximum number of shared memory segments, in pages
kernel.shmall = 4294967296
kernel.sysrq = 1

# 
net.ipv4.tcp_fin_timeout = 60
net.ipv4.tcp_retries1 = 3
net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_probes = 9
net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_time = 1800
net.ipv4.tcp_syn_retries = 5
net.ipv4.tcp_orphan_retries = 3
 
Thanks

Brian

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Im Auftrag von Richardson, Joshua A.
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 13. Juli 2011 16:18
> An: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Betreff: RE: Arp Cache issue
> 
> Can you post your /etc/sysctl.conf file?  Maybe the
> answer resides in your arp cache size limits and garbage
> collection frequency?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Josh Richardson
> General Dynamics AIS
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of brian irvin
> Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:34 AM
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: Re: Arp Cache issue
> 
> We are using bnx2 driver. We are getting outages when arp
> table fills up and unless we flush the table, network
> connectivity is an issue. 
> 
> more ifcfg-bond0
> DEVICE=bond0
> BONDING_OPTS="mode=1 miimon=500 primary=eth4"  
> 
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Brian
> 
> 
> --- On Tue, 7/12/11, Georgios Magklaras <georgios@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> 
> > From: Georgios Magklaras <georgios@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: Re: Arp Cache issue
> > To: "General Red Hat Linux discussion list" <redhat-list@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 9:41 PM
> > On 07/12/2011 09:46 PM, brian irvin
> > wrote:
> > > We have a RHEL 5 box which requires frequent
> flushing
> > of arp cache to stay up and running and not create
> network 
> > bottlenecks. Anyone have these issues? we have quite a
> few servers and 
> > have never faced an issue before this one. I thought
> it might have to 
> > do with the switch but the network folks say the
> switch is clear. Any 
> > thoughts??
> > > 
> > > cat /proc/net/bonding/bond0
> > > Ethernet Channel Bonding Driver: v3.4.0 (October
> 7,
> > 2008)
> > > 
> > > Bonding Mode: fault-tolerance (active-backup)
> Primary Slave: eth4 
> > > Currently Active Slave: eth4 MII Status: up MII
> Polling Interval 
> > > (ms): 500 Up Delay (ms): 0 Down Delay (ms): 0
> > > 
> > > Slave Interface: eth0
> > > MII Status: up
> > > Link Failure Count: 0
> > > Permanent HW addr: 00:37:c9:38:e3:3b
> > > 
> > > Slave Interface: eth4
> > > MII Status: up
> > > Link Failure Count: 0
> > > Permanent HW addr: 00:11:17:4c:ee:22
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Thanks
> > > 
> > > Brian.
> > > 
> > 
> > Can you clarify a bit the staying up and
> running/bottleneck issue? 
> > What happens if you do not flush the ARP table in
> terms of what you 
> > see in the system and what do you see on the LAN side
> for the system? 
> > Also which Ethernet driver module you use in the
> system?
> > 
> > I have seen issues with IP aliasing (not HA bonding)
> on very busy 
> > LANs, but long time ago, not on recent 5 releases.
> > As far as I know, unless you use a load balancing mode
> bonding, the 
> > netwrk switch should not be tweaked.
> > 
> > 
> > GM
> > 
> > -- -- George Magklaras PhD
> > RHCE no: 805008309135525
> > 
> > Senior Systems Engineer/IT Manager
> > Biotek Center, University of Oslo
> > EMBnet TMPC Chair
> > 
> > http://folk.uio.no/georgios
> > 
> > Tel: +47 22840535
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