Subject: Re: ti0: mbuf allocation failed -- packet dropped!
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Markus W Kilbinger <email@example.com>
Date: 09/15/2002 20:07:43
>>>>> "Manuel" == Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> - How to avoid these hangs? Further NMBCLUSTERS increase?
Manuel> No, it's not an NMBCLUSTERS issue. It's running out of
Manuel> mbuf headers. Does unplugging the network stop the message
Manuel> stream ?
I didn't try this... maybe next time :-/
Manuel> Can you log in when this happens ?
No, the machine is completely dead at this point: No reaction to any
kind of input; even pinging it fails.
>> - Should these error messages ever appear (== bug)?
Manuel> There can always be memory shortage. However in your case
Manuel> it looks like something doesn't release memory ...
Hm, quite dangerous! ;-) Does this memory shortage only involve
incoming or also outgoing network traffic?
I do some large rsync's over night; could they leave the memory pool
in some kind of instable state?
Does anybody else see these messages?