I'm seeing network problems with a (RHEL) node (packets dropped), which also seem to manifest themselves by a non-zero count of the 'error' and 'frame' fields in ifconfig output:
eth2 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx ... RX packets:277593775 errors:1049 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:536
Is there a detailed description somewhere what the exact meaning of 'errors' and 'frame' is ?
EDIT: output of
Settings for eth2: Supported ports: [ TP ] Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 1000baseT/Full Supports auto-negotiation: Yes Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 1000baseT/Full Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes Speed: 1000Mb/s Duplex: Full Port: Twisted Pair PHYAD: 0 Transceiver: internal Auto-negotiation: on Supports Wake-on: umbg Wake-on: d Current message level: 0x00000007 (7) Link detected: yes