Do you care about "gray" failures? Can we (network academics) help? A 10-min survey
lvanbever at ethz.ch
Thu Jul 8 14:43:22 UTC 2021
Thanks for sharing your gray failure! With a few years of lifespan, it might well be the oldest gray failure ever monitored continuously :-) I'm pretty sure you guys exhausted all options already but... did you check for micro-bursts that may cause sudden buffer overflow? Or perhaps is your probing traffic already high priority?
> On 8 Jul 2021, at 15:58, Jörg Kost <jk at ip-clear.de> wrote:
> We have a similar gray issue, where switches in a virtual chassis configuration with layer3-configuration seem to lose transit ICMP messages like echo or echo-reply randomly. Once we estimated it around 0.00012% ( let alone variances, or errors in measuring ).
> We noticed this when we replaced Nagios with some more bursting, trigger-happy monitoring software a few years back. Since then, it's reporting false positives from time to time, and this can become annoying.
> Besides spending a lot of time debugging this, we never had a breakthrough in finding the root cause, just looking to replace things in the next year.
> On 8 Jul 2021, at 15:28, Mark Tinka wrote:
>> On 7/8/21 15:22, Vanbever Laurent wrote:
>>> Did you folks manage to understand what was causing the gray issue in the first place?
>> Nope, still chasing it. We suspect a FIB issue on a transit device, but currently building a test to confirm.
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