04-05-2013 11:30 AM
Does know what this means? I am reviewing the logs, and this is something that caught my attention.
<WARN> |l2m| Flushing port GE3/0/16
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04-05-2013 11:37 AM
That is log entry indicating that we are clearing the mac-address-table entries for a given port. You typically see it due to ports flapping which may result in STP Topology Change Notifications which is why we recommend enabling "portfast" on access ports.
07-25-2013 09:48 AM
Unfortunately not at this time. I recommened you submit a feature request via the Idea Portal.
I wouldn't describe these as errors but normal behavior as a result of a spanning-tree topology change. Are these trunks going to user devices as opposed to other switches and as such they may go up and down with great frequency? I'm trying to understand what is generating the STP changes.
07-25-2013 09:54 AM
07-25-2013 04:20 PM
Since these are connections to other switches you don't actually want to have portfast enabled. Portfast on trunks is meant to be used with end devices like IP phones that don't participate in STP (e.g. BPDUs) so that the port transitions to forwarding as quickly as possible, trunks to other switches on the other hand should go through the STP process to ensure there isn't a loop in the network.
So if you are seeing "flushing" a lot, that indicates we are receiving a lot of TCNs or seeing trunk links go up/down. You may want to check the interface stats to see how frequently they have flapped or check the other switches to see whether they have portfast enabled or disabled, if disabled they may be generating the TCNs which we are responding to.