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IXGBE Meaning of rx_missed_errors


I am acquiring 800Mb/sec+ multicast data in a RHEV 6.5 VM using an HP 560SFP+ (Intel 82599ES chip set) adapter in passthru mode (i.e. the NIC is presented natively to the VM). I am seeing incrementing rx_missed_errors (and losing data) but rx_no_buffer_count is NOT incrementing. I see some Internet references that indicate that this might be because I have insufficient PCI bandwidth, but that does not seem likely because the platform is e5-2680 and I think I have dedicated PCI-e lines right to the CPU. I am using the stock RHEL 6.5 ixgbe driver 3.15.1k. My RX ring buffer is set to 4096, rx-usecs is 180, and lscpi indicates that I am connected at 66Mhz. Does anyone know what the incrementing rx_missed_errors is trying to tell me and is there any mitigation?

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