I have a CentOS installation which is running fairly smoothly.
Today I ran
ifconfig mainly to see what sort of usage has been coming across the ethernet interface, and to also check my link speed.
This is what I ended up seeing for the loopback device:
lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:10301085132061223274 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:13981054163812689233 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:11783901785008000095 (0.6 EiB) TX bytes:10333501021200548281 (0.9 EiB)
This just feels completely wrong - almost an EiB of data?
Any assistance in tracking down the source of these statistics would be greatly appreciated.