fxp(4) and lockups on RELENG_6_x

Krzysztof Kowalik kkowalik at uci.agh.edu.pl
Sat Jan 13 09:42:06 UTC 2007

Krzysztof Kowalik <kkowalik at uci.agh.edu.pl> wrote:

> We are running an (IRC) server that under high-rate traffic (ie. DDoS
> attack) stops to respond to the network. The network remains locked up
> even after the original attack stops. [...]

And it turns out to be an usual PEBKAC. The system was running out of
mbuf clusters, and after increasing kern.ipc.nmbclusters to a sane value
things started to work as expected again. Since it's usually the first
thing one changes on such a box, we didn't even think of checking it.

Sorry for the noise.

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