Revised October 20, 2005
September 14, 2004
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When using dot1q on trunk interfaces on the C2970, C3560 and C3750, runts may be seen on the show interface output.
The interface LED may also blink amber.
No connectivity failures are experienced. All network traffic passes normally.
Valid dot1q encapsulated packets, which are 61 to 64 bytes including the q-tag, are counted by the affected devices as undersized frames.
The counting and reporting is erroneous. Network traffic is forwarded correctly. This problem does not affect network data, but solely the interface reporting.
When using dot1q on trunk interfaces on the Cat3750, runts may be seen on the show interface output. The interface LED may blink amber and these packets are not reported in the appropriate unicast, multicast, or broadcast category in receive statistics.
The problem is resolved in the following releases of Cisco IOS software:
Cisco IOS release 12.1(19)EA1d
Cisco IOS release 12.1(20)EA1a
Cisco IOS release 12.1(22)EA1 or later
Cisco IOS release 12.2(20)SE1 or later
It is not necessary to upgrade to one of the fixed releases, as this problem is purely cosmetic and does not affect the functionality of the device. However, the false display of errors will not occur if an upgrade to one of these releases is performed.
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CSCec14238 (registered customers only)
3750 connected using dot1q cause Runts increase on interface
CSCec53648 (registered customers only)
61-64 byte dot1q frames trigger LED to blink amber
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