OSPF Flapping Impact

MikeO5422MikeO5422 MemberMember Posts: 74 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone has ever observed lsdb corruption as a result of flapping neighbors or links? Or maybe what other ospf issues flapping could cause (aside from the obvious) to the point where when the flapping stopped, ospf needed to be cleared for routing to be restored.


  • networker050184networker050184 Went to the dark side.... Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    I've seen CEF get wedged a few times, routing protocols holding on to prefixes that aren't there anymore, stuck LSPs etc. from any number of protocol flaps. All these things can happen when CPUs spin up. More modern platforms do a better job with protected memory space for processes, but it still happens from time to time.
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  • MikeO5422MikeO5422 Member Member Posts: 74 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thank you for the insight, very much appreciated.
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