Re: pfctl: Cannot allocate memory.

From: Mark Johnston <>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 20:05:26 UTC
On Mon, Mar 28, 2022 at 09:44:14AM +0200, Kristof Provost wrote:
> 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

Just a heads-up that this is believed to be fixed now in the main
branch.  The fix should appear in stable/13 and hopefully releng/13.1

> 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.