libpcap Statistics Counters

libpcap Installation

Intel® PAC
Napatech SmartNIC
Content Type
Software Installation Guide
Capture Software Version
Link™ Capture Software 12.10

Napatech's implementation

This table shows Napatech’s implementation of the pcap_stat capture statistics counters.

Counter Description
ps_recv Counts the number of packets received by libpcap before the PCAP filter.
ps_drop Counts all packets dropped by the NT Driver software. Packets might be dropped if streams are shared and opened with host buffer allowance < 100%.
ps_ifdrop Counts the number of packets lost due to host buffer overrun for the actual stream. If multiple host buffers are attached to the stream ID used in the actual libpcap device (merging), the individual drop counters are combined into this ps_ifdrop counter.