Help! Anyone have any insight asto what's going on with my pfSense machine?

  • Hey guys,

    I have been looking into this for months but for the life of me I can't figure out what's going on! Every day - without fail - my pfSense box will crash and perform a crash dump, typically around a regular / 24ish hour interval.

    My machine specs are as follows:

    ASRock CQ5000M (With integrated Kabini A4-5000 Quad-Core processor).
    2GB DDR3 Ram
    Intel Pro-1000 (dual port Intel PCIe 4x card)

    I got this particular setup because the Kibini processors support the AES-NI instruction set which I use in conjunction with OpenVPN for hardware AES encryption as I route all traffic through a VPN (this machine can easily support my 100/50 fiber connection without breaking a sweat).

    Anywho. To the extent of my knowledge with pfSense I've checked anything I can think of which executes on a regular basis, in addition to the logs when the crashes occur. I honestly have no clue what the source of the problem is. I checked for BIOS updates for my setup but there are none since launch (I'm not certain if this could be hardware related etc). The logs also are completely bare up until the reboot and from what I can see there's nothing really noteworthy in them.

    Anyway, attached is a copy of that crash dump. Anyone able to see anything out of the norm that might point me in the right direction?

    Thanks so much in advance for anything!


  • My novice-level FreeBSD crashdump analysis says look at RRDTool.  It's always the running process when the crash happens.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Backtraces all seem to be memory operations. Could be running out of RAM, could have flaky RAM, etc.

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