[nsp] looking for a 12.0.nS recommendation

Joe Wood joew at accretive-networks.net
Wed Mar 19 01:42:54 EST 2003

On Wed, 19 Mar 2003, Gert Doering wrote:

> I know that it *is* that way - but it doesn't make any sense.
> It means "lots of additional special case code".

I totally agree; It makes much more sense to me to have one module of
code dedicated to tracking the in/out bytes on an interface, rather than
to split the code up by interface type and counter need.

> If I had done it, I had thrown out *all* 32 bit counters for all interfaces,
> and done everything onyl with 64bit counters.
> If somebody queries the 32bit counter, just return the low word of the 64
> bit counter.  Same result, FAR less special cases, and less code.

I've heard that the IOS 64-bit counters are not true 64 bit,
rather two 32 bit counters thrown together. Can anyone confirm this?


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