AMD64 Build GUI poor response time and Allowed memory size error back.

  • Not quite sure when it started but the latest snapshots for 64bit seem to be much slower to respond in the GUI and I see quite a few 503 service not available errors. top is showing nothing hogging system resources.

    Also the Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 71 bytes) in /etc/inc/ on line 366 is back and I'm then forced to shutdown OpenBGP to alter/add static routes.

    Everything was ticking along nicely on the 14th Dec build but then I took 3 weeks out and I've noticed this problem. The backend firewalls exhibit the GUI response problems but not the memory issue so I'm guessing that is directly related to the full internet routeing table in BGP.

    Also I notice the mysql-client is still failing for snort.
    Packages I am running on the 64bit build with no issues are
    OpenBGP (Slight issue with php resources)
    snort (Using the workaround to install mysql-client)

    Not all on the same box.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Sounds like all of those issues would be explained by having a larger routing table than can be handled by the PHP memory limits. The error in you see happens during one part that processes the routing table.

    Actually on current snapshots that are really amd64, the memory limit is set to 256MB.

    Sure you're really still running an amd64 snap and you didn't accidentally update to an i386 snapshot?

    // Set memory limit to 256M on amd64.
    if($ARCH == "amd64") 

  • That suggestion got me worried for a minute but I've checked.
    2.0-BETA5 (amd64)
    built on Thu Jan 13 18:05:00 EST 2011
    Everything points to it being due to the full internet routing table from OpenBGP (On the backend firewall test systems this problem does not exist. Same hardware but using OpenOSPF for internal routes)

    I know this sort of setup won't be done by most users but as we are multi-homed across several sites with different ISP pipes to the outside world it's needed to select the best route to the destination and also for redundancy.

    Any chance you could point me to exactly what needs changing so I can up the memory to 512 and see if that helps.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    It's in /etc/inc/ around line 57

  • My bad I should have posted a more detailed response that I'd already tried that and it resulted in the following error.

    ALERT - script tried to increase memory_limit to 536870912 bytes which is above the allowed value (attacker 'REMOTE_ADDR not set', file '/etc/inc/', line 59)

    So I'm actually looking for a way to prevent the above and allow me alter the php memory on the fly for testing.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Ah, well you can increase the allowed maximum in /etc/rc.php_ini_setup

    Look for the line

    suhosin.memory_limit = x

    Just increase x to whatever you want, and bump up the other value in to match.

  • Altering those two files removed the error on the webconfigurator restart but sadly I'm still getting

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 64 bytes) in /etc/inc/ on line 366

    The above line is part of the array creation function for existing routes in and I have no idea where that hard limit of 128 MB is coming from as the only reference I can find in that file seem to relate to the captive portal and max procs on lines 820 and 842.

    I know that the number of users likely to be running full internet routing tables is negligible and therefore this problem is very much at the bottom of the pile as developers work towards RC1 but I would appreciate any help or pointers that could be given.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Are you on a current snapshot? I found two other places (and removed them) yesterday where the memory limit was being set when it shouldn't have been.

  • Nope still running the same snapshot from the date of the first post on the 13th. I will upgrade to the latest and retest.

  • I'm now running
    2.0-BETA5 (amd64)
    built on Wed Jan 19 08:50:57 EST 2011

    Sadly it seems there is still something in there setting the limit to 128 MB

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 24 bytes) in /etc/inc/ on line 368

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You could try adding a line to /etc/rc.php_ini_setup that sets memory_limit to the same about as the suhosin limit, see if that has any effect.