PfSense running slow after RC4 upgrade.



  • After an RC4 upgrade the system appears to be crawling. the respone of the Web GUI is Very slow and the box reports very high load averages

    snort will not run on this version. it starts then falls over. I suspect because of the high load averages, but this is under investigation. It has been temporarily removed.
    this top output is from accessing the dashboard although most pages cause this sort of response.

    system is a 1.1 Ghz Athlon with 640 MB RAM with low traffic

    on RC3 it very rarely went over a load average of 1 even with snort running.

    top output:

    last pid:  3823;  load averages:  2.33,  1.22,  0.88    up 0+00:31:08  14:01:11
    35 processes:  4 running, 30 sleeping, 1 zombie
    CPU states: 47.9% user,  2.3% nice, 38.4% system, 11.4% interrupt,  0.0% idle
    Mem: 38M Active, 10M Inact, 27M Wired, 1140K Cache, 23M Buf, 543M Free
    Swap: 2048M Total, 2048M Free
    Username to show:
      PID USERNAME  THR PRI NICE  SIZE    RES STATE    TIME  WCPU COMMAND
      549 root        1 120    0 21140K 14864K RUN      0:07 22.12% php
      536 root        1  4    0  3728K  3180K kqread  0:08 12.26% lighttpd
      550 root        1 118    0 23744K 22472K RUN      1:02  6.30% php
    3819 root        1 124  20  1564K  956K RUN      0:00  4.10% netstat
    3820 root        1  -8  20  1516K  972K piperd  0:00  3.08% awk
    3579 root        1  97    0  2436K  1664K RUN      0:03  1.27% top
    3809 root        1  8  20  1740K  1180K wait    0:00  0.38% sh
    1147 root        1  -8  20  1740K  1180K piperd  0:05  0.00% sh
      189 root        1  96    0  1440K  1072K select  0:02  0.00% syslogd
    3357 root        1  96    0  5744K  2772K select  0:02  0.00% sshd
      348 root        1 -58    0  3720K  1924K bpf      0:02  0.00% tcpdump
      279 _dhcp      1  96    0  1468K  1068K select  0:01  0.00% dhclient
      355 root        1  -8    0  1276K  728K piperd  0:01  0.00% logger
      541 root        1  8    0 14924K  5076K wait    0:01  0.00% php
      542 root        1  8    0 14924K  5076K wait    0:01  0.00% php
      593 nobody      1  96    0  1468K  1128K select  0:00  0.00% dnsmasq
      975 root        1  8    0  1712K  1356K wait    0:00  0.00% login
      791 root        1  8    0  1384K  1016K nanslp  0:00  0.00% cron
    3578 root        1  20    0  4568K  2684K pause    0:00  0.00% tcsh
    3725 root        1  8  20  1272K  716K nanslp  0:00  0.00% check_reload_st
      365 root        1  -8    0  1268K  664K piperd  0:00  0.00% sshlockout_pf
    3394 root        1  8    0  1720K  1140K wait    0:00  0.00% sh
      779 _ntp        1  96    0  1344K  1056K select  0:00  0.00% ntpd
      758 dhcpd      1  96    0  2280K  1912K select  0:00  0.00% dhcpd
    3395 root        1  8    0  1728K  1148K wait    0:00  0.00% sh
      978 root        1  5    0  1724K  1144K ttyin    0:00  0.00% sh
      977 root        1  8    0  1720K  1140K wait    0:00  0.00% sh
    1381 root        1  4  20  1292K  908K kqread  0:00  0.00% snort2c
      364 root        1  96    0  3064K  2460K select  0:00  0.00% sshd
      782 root        1  96    0  1376K  1052K select  0:00  0.00% ntpd
      961 root        1  8    0  1268K  732K nanslp  0:00  0.00% minicron
      110 root        1 119    0  504K  356K select  0:00  0.00% devd
      226 root        1 120    0  1468K  988K select  0:00  0.00% dhclient
    3693 root        1  -8    0  1384K  1068K piperd  0:00  0.00% cron



  • Did you try reinstalling?



  • rolled back to rc2 then rebooted and re applied rc4

    all seems to be running a lot better not thanks

    last pid: 25739;  load averages:  0.05,  0.12,  0.13    up 0+01:02:01  12:59:05
    32 processes:  1 running, 31 sleeping
    CPU states:  0.0% user,  0.4% nice,  0.0% system,  0.0% interrupt, 99.6% idle
    Mem: 190M Active, 4092K Inact, 55M Wired, 27M Cache, 73M Buf, 343M Free
    Swap: 2048M Total, 2048M Free



  • Yea Rc4 killed my internet to slow slow slow, reinstalling doesnt seem to help me. Where can I get RC2



  • Any of you using squid?



  • @mhab12:

    Any of you using squid?

    NO, Its not squid or any package causing the problem, I just ran a speed test with a fresh install showed my upload as 384K when its actually 1400K. Seems a had the same proplem with RC3 aa few months ago, but I had my RC2 cd around and just reloaded it,but my cd is now lost. I thought my P3 800 might not be enough, even though it has been,so I loaded it on a FX60 with 2 gigs of ram, still slow.


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