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Cisco Bug: CSCvu96947 - "sh pl hard fed act fwd-asic drop excep asic <>" Description of ASIC should be read as ASIC instance

Last Modified

Oct 08, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches

Known Affected Releases

16.12.3

Description (partial)

Symptom:
**Cosmetic  change request, no functional impact. Applicable to all Cat9K running IOS-XE***

Requesting to change the description of the keyword from "ASIC No" to "ASIC Instance No" in the following CLI.
This is leading to confusion in field. 

Switch#sh pl hard fed active fwd-asic drops exceptions asic ?
  <0-4294967295>  ASIC No <<<<<<<<<< should read as ASIC instance No. (ASIC + CORE combination)
!
This ASIC # is actually the ASIC instance (0=ASIC 0 /CORE 0, 1= ASIC 0 /CORE 1, 2=ASIC 1/CORE 0 etc) 
and not really the ASIC# as it states in "show platform hardware fed active ifm mapping"



Example below-

Switch#sh pl soft fed active ifm mappings 
Interface                 IF_ID       Inst Asic Core Port SubPort Mac  Cntx LPN  GPN  Type Active
GigabitEthernet1/0/1      0x8        2   1   0    0      0      4    4    1    101  NIF  Y
GigabitEthernet1/0/2      0x9        2   1   0    1      1      4    4    2    102  NIF  Y <<< Inst 2, ASIC 1, CORE 0
!

To get fwd-asic exception stats from respective instanced, we should put "2" in below CLI. 

However, the CLI description says "ASIC no" and hence engineers/customers ending up using wrong values (for example, they are using the value 1 here in this context, as indicated by IFM mapping output) . 

If the description is read as "ASIC instance no." as opposed to "ASIC no.", it would be helpful. 


Switch#sh pl hard fed active fwd-asic drops exceptions asic ?
  <0-4294967295>  ASIC No <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Switch#sh pl hard fed active fwd-asic drops exceptions asic 2

****EXCEPTION STATS ASIC INSTANCE 2 (asic/core 1/0)**** <<<<<

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