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    Dropped packets - how many is normal?

    So I recently started playing with netdata. Turns out one of my KVM servers is dropping a lot of incoming packets - consistently around 50-60 each second.

    The server is basically idle. I can see the dropped count increasing with watch ifconfig ens3 looking under RX/dropped.

    I did try exploring with tcpdump: it shows lots of ARP and "ICMP6 neighbor solicitation" packets. The server has IPv6 disabled at the kernel, so I guess I should expect a few dropped packets from that, but 60/second seemed surprising!


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