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[EX] Framing errors increase on MACsec enabled interface



Article ID: KB32264 KB Last Updated: 08 Nov 2017Version: 1.0

When Media Access Control Security (MACsec)‚Äč is enabled, framing errors of the WAN interface keeps increasing.




 Physical interface: ge-0/0/1, Enabled, Physical link is Up
  Interface index: 659, SNMP ifIndex: 511, Generation: 151
  Description: fn=WAN dd=cswj-beno-0801 di=ge-0/0/1 od=CM 250M CID#GE0017KA/NP/P
  Link-level type: Ethernet, MTU: 1600, LAN-PHY mode, Speed: 1000mbps, Duplex: Full-Duplex, BPDU Error: None,
  MAC-REWRITE Error: None, Loopback: Disabled, Source filtering: Disabled, Flow control: Enabled,
  Auto-negotiation: Enabled, Remote fault: Online, Media type: Fiber
  Device flags   : Present Running
  Interface flags: SNMP-Traps Internal: 0x0
  Link flags     : None
  CoS queues     : 12 supported, 12 maximum usable queues
  Hold-times     : Up 5000 ms, Down 0 ms
  Current address: 7c:e2:ca:9d:f3:44, Hardware address: 7c:e2:ca:9d:f3:44
  Last flapped   : 2017-09-16 03:03:59 UTC (00:24:33 ago)
  Statistics last cleared: Never
  Traffic statistics:
   Input  bytes  :       20933168130533                 1432 bps
   Output bytes  :        2261169686869                  696 bps
   Input  packets:          18217708714                    1 pps
   Output packets:           4543237619                    1 pps
   IPv6 transit statistics:
    Input  bytes  :                   0
    Output bytes  :                   0
    Input  packets:                   0
    Output packets:                   0
  Input errors:
    Errors: 6366807, Drops: 0, Framing errors: 6366807, Runts: 0, Policed discards: 0, L3 incompletes: 0,
    L2 channel errors: 0, L2 mismatch timeouts: 0, FIFO errors: 0, Resource errors: 0
  Output errors:
    Carrier transitions: 9, Errors: 0, Drops: 0, Collisions: 0, Aged packets: 0, FIFO errors: 0,
    HS link CRC errors: 0, MTU errors: 0, Resource errors: 0
  Egress queues: 12 supported, 8 in use
  Queue counters:       Queued packets  Transmitted packets      Dropped packets
    0                                0           4534120695             0
    1                                0                    0                    0
    2                                0                    0                    0
    3                                0              3318234    0
    8                                0              5798689                    0
    9                                0                    0                    0
    10                               0                    0                    0
  11                               0                    0                    0



According to Broadcom, there is a chip limitation wrt key renewal which may encounter certain race conditions and result in the errors seen here.

Juniper recommends enabling flow control on MACsec-enabled interfaces to reduce the number of framing errors.

root# show interfaces ge-0/0/0
ether-options {


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