Console Messages

Grant Peel gpeel at
Sun Nov 28 21:00:06 UTC 2010

-----Original Message----- 
From: Lowell Gilbert
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2010 10:23 AM
To: Grant Peel
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: Console Messages

"Grant Peel" <gpeel at> writes:

> I am using FreeBSD 8.0 and am getting lots of these:
> negative sbsize for uid = 0
> +negative sbsize for uid = 0
> +negative sbsize for uid = 0
> +negative sbsize for uid = 0
> +negative sbsize for uid = 0
> any ideas what it means or how to cure it?

Hmm.  Interesting.  You may need to go -hackers for this...

Apparently a socket buffer is claiming to use a negative amount of
space.  Offhand I'd guess that it wrapped around, but there seem to be
checks in place to avoid that.  It's something running as root, which
should help you track it down (most network daemons should be run as
other users anyway).


What is -hackers? freebsd-hackers at

Thanks for the reply :-)

freebsd-questions at mailing list
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at"

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list