Console errors: swap_pager_getswapspace(): failed

  • Just updated to latest 2.1-BETA1 snapshot (regular install, not nanoBSD) and as soon as the bootup is finished the pfsense console gets filled with the following errors:

    swap_pager_getswapspace(16): failed
    swap_pager_getswapspace(12): failed
    swap_pager_getswapspace(6): failed
    swap_pager_getswapspace(16): failed
    swap_pager_getswapspace(12): failed
    swap_pager_getswapspace(9): failed

  • Seems that something is using all the memory. To find out which process that is you can for example run 'top', press 'o' and enter 'size' to sort the entries by memory usage.

  • When I upgraded earlier, filterdns had a ton of processes using up the cpu. My swapfile also went to 90%+ for a few minutes then died down. The main issue I have now is that the router advertisement daemon won't start and ipv6 (6rd tunnel) will not work.

  • Yes, it seems to be due to filterdns needing too much memory at system startup, then it dies …
    MD5 (/usr/local/sbin/filterdns) = af355106eef6aff00d9e6653cca696eb

    I've been running the latest pfsense-2.1 snap in a 256MB VM for the past ~10 months, never had this problem before.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Yeah it's filterdns. There's an open thread for current issues with it. Though the thread topic is about too many processes, ermal is fixing things based on what is going on in that thread since the current issues are descendents of that one….