Re: pfctl: Cannot allocate memory.

From: Kristof Provost <>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2022 07:44:14 UTC
On 27 Mar 2022, at 22:11, Marcel Bischoff wrote:
> Hello all,
> when updating a table of ~370k entries, PF sometimes refuses to do so and from then on continues to refuse until I reboot the machine.
> $ doas pfctl -f /etc/pf.conf
> /etc/pf.conf:27: cannot define table pfbadhost: Cannot allocate memory
> pfctl: Syntax error in config file: pf rules not loaded
That sounds a lot like

My current theory is that this is a bug in the memory allocator somewhere. I do not have the background or time to debug that.