[e-nsp] Dead MSM in a Black Diamond

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Tue Oct 28 10:32:00 EST 2003

On Tue, 28 Oct 2003, Fernando Krahe wrote:

> Have any of you seen this?

Since forwarding is hardware ASIC based, even if the switch goes
"braindead" (CPU hung/dead/crashed), forwarding still occurs. There will
be no dynamics left though, no new mac address learning etc. 

Seen this happen on several occasions.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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