[Bug #3032] IPFW3: memory leakage? objcache(xxx): Exhausted!

Sepherosa Ziehau sepherosa at gmail.com
Thu May 4 19:03:03 PDT 2017

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 9:43 AM, Aaron LI <aaronly.me at outlook.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 05, 2017 at 01:16, Sepherosa Ziehau <sepherosa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 7:44 PM, Aaron LI <aaronly.me at outlook.com> wrote:
>>> Dear Bill,
>>> I'm running into problems with the IPFW3, which seems to cause memory
>>> leakages and lead to the "objcache(xxx): Exhausted!" warning, and
>>> finally the system became unresponsive and need reset.
>>> On the same VPS with IPFW3 disabled, it runs rather smoothly (already a
>>> week now since last reset); as for my other machine at home, it had very
>>> good uptime (>100 days).
>>> Therefore, could you please have a look at my bug report #3032 (detailed
>>> as below) when it is convenient for you?  Thanks!
>>> ----------------------------------------
>>> On the other hand, any other Dflyers ever came across such problems?
>> Since you are not using NAT etc, could you try ipfw?
> Hi sephe,
> Thanks for the suggestion.  I don't use NAT, and I will try out the
> IPFW, and will report back.
> One reason for my choice of IPFW3 over IPFW, is that IPFW3 supports
> *lookup table* which makes it easier to work well with Fail2ban.

We have sshlockout, which works w/ ipfw.


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