SoftNetStats - file /proc/net/softnet_stat

class insights.parsers.softnet_stat.SoftNetStats(context)[source]

Bases: Parser

Parses /proc/net/softnet_stat file contains

This parser parses the stats from network devices. These stats includes events per cpu(in row), number of packets processed i.e packet_process (first column), number of packet drops packet_drops (second column), time squeeze i.e net_rx_action performed time_squeeze(third column), cpu collision i.e collision occur while obtaining device lock while transmitting cpu_collision packets (eighth column), received_rps number of times cpu woken up received_rps (ninth column), number of times reached flow limit count flow_limit_count (tenth column), backlog status (eleventh column), core id (twelfth column).

The typical contents of cat /proc/net/softnet_stat file is as below:

00358fe3 00006283 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 000855fc 00000000 00000000 00000000
00953d1a 00000446 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 008eeb9a 00000000 00000000 00000001
02600138 00004bc7 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 02328493 00000000 00000000 00000002
02883c47 00007e2e 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 02280d49 00000000 00000000 00000003
01a35c9d 0002db94 00000001 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 008ee93a 00000000 00000000 00000004

Column-01: packet_process: Packet processed by each CPU.
Column-02: packet_drop: Packets dropped.
Column-03: time_squeeze: net_rx_action.
Column-09: cpu_collision: collision occur while obtaining device lock while transmitting.
Column-10: received_rps: number of times cpu woken up received_rps.
Column-11: flow_limit_count: number of times reached flow limit count.
Column-12: softnet_backlog_len: Backlog status
Column-13: index: core id owning this softnet_data

For the proc file format details, See: * Linux 2.6.39 https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/v2.6.39/source/net/core/dev.c#L4086 * * example : “6dcad223 00000000 00000001 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000” * Linux 4.18 https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/v4.18/source/net/core/net-procfs.c#L162 * * example : “00022be3 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000” * Linux 5.14 https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/v5.14/source/net/core/net-procfs.c#L169 * * example : “00358fe3 00006283 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 000855fc 00000000 00000000 00000000”

Note

There is minimal documentation about these fields in the file, columns are not labeled and could change between the kernel releases. This format is compatible for RHEL-6, RHEL-7, RHEL-8 and RHEL-9 releases. Also it is unlikely that the positions of those values will change in short term.

Sample softnet_data:

00358fe3 00006283 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 000855fc 00000000 00000000 00000000
00953d1a 00000446 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 008eeb9a 00000000 00000000 00000001
02600138 00004bc7 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 02328493 00000000 00000000 00000002
02883c47 00007e2e 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 02280d49 00000000 00000000 00000003
01a35c9d 0002db94 00000001 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 008ee93a 00000000 00000000 00000004

Examples

>>> softnet_obj.is_packet_drops
True
>>> softnet_obj.cpu_instances
5
>>> softnet_obj.per_cpu_nstat('packet_drops')
[25219, 1094, 19399, 32302, 187284]
cpu_instances

List of network stats per cpu instace

property is_packet_drops

It will check for if there is packet drop occurred on any cpu.

Parameters

None -- No input argument for the function

Returns

It will return True if observed packet drops.

Return type

(bool)

parse_content(contents)[source]

This method must be implemented by classes based on this class.

per_cpu_nstat(key)[source]

Get network stats per column for all cpu.

Parameters

(str) -- Column name for eg. packet_drops or received_rps.

Returns

Column states per cpu.

Return type

(list)