On 10/12/16 3:24 PM, Zaphod Beeblebrox wrote:
While my mp5 servers are possibly less busy (I havn't had common
crashes), I have noticed a "group" of problems.
I've encountered that once on 10.3 and I had tweaked some sysctl values
while monitoring :
1. The carrier dropping communication (ie: fiber cut or l2 switch
breakage) of the L2TP streams can leave mpd5 in a state where it will
not die and will not destroy interfaces (requires reboot to clear).
> vmstat -z | head -1; vmstat -z | grep -i netgraph
you might want to search other people's experience with the following
# net.graph.maxdgram #this is set in /etc/sysctl.conf
# net.graph.recvspace #this is set in /etc/sysctl.conf
# net.graph.maxdata #this is set in /boot/loader.conf
# net.graph.maxalloc #this is set in /boot/loader.conf
I'll leave others to comment on what's best to set as values with their
experience on FreeBSD10.3.
In my case, as I had explained, one of the recipes that worked for me is
to comment out and leave those kernel values to their default.
I've read in mpd5 mailing list some saying that FreeBSD-11 have had
upgrades on the netgraph modules.
I am now using FreeBSD-11 and It looks like I don't need any of the
kernel tweaks that I've described.
Also, may I suggest you troubleshoot the fiber-cut or L2 switch breakage
by playing with some ipfw values to simulate a fiber-cut.:
ex: ipfw add 100 deny ip from 10.10.10.10 to me
2. There are race conditions between quagga and mpd5 for
While troubleshooting the crashes of the mpd5, I have removed net/quagga
and installed net/bird instead.
I am now using net/bird I've written a little howto to get you started
3. if A is a pppoe client and B is the mpd5 server, A cannot access
TCP services on B. It can access tcp services _beyond_ B, but not on
B. (there is a ticket open for this).
On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 10:51 AM, Donald Baud via freebsd-net
<firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
On 10/12/16 1:13 AM, Julian Elischer wrote:
On 11/10/2016 8:56 PM, Donald Baud via freebsd-net wrote:
I've been plagued with these =daily= panics until I tried
the following recipes and the server has been up for 30
days so far:
Normally I should expermient more to see which one of the
receipes is really the fix, but I'm just glad that the
server is stable for now.
this is really great information.
It makes debugging a lot more possible.
I know it is a hard question, but do you have a way to
simulate this workload?
I have no real way to simulate this kind of workload
Sadly, I don't have a way to simulate the workload but I am very
interested to help fix these crashes since as Cassiano said, this
makes mpd5/freebsd useless for pppoe/l2tp termination.
At this point, I would suggest that Cassiano and Андрей confirm
that they don't get panics when they apply the recipes that I am
I am still running many other cisco-vpdn gateways that I would
convert into mpd5/freebsd but my plan was stalled with the daily
I'll wait a couple of weeks to be sure that my recipes are a valid
workaround before converting my remaining cisco gateways to mpd5.
recipe-1: Don't let mpd5 start automatically when server
i.e. in: /etc/rc.conf
and wait about 5 minutes after server boots then issue:
recipe-2: recompile the kernel with the NETGRAPH_DEBUG option:
recipe-3: recompile the kernel and disable the IPv6 and
recipe-4: Don't use any of the sysctl optimizations
in other words I commented out all values in sysctl.conf:
# net.graph.maxdgram=20480 (this is the default)
# net.graph.recvspace=20480 (this is the default)
recipe-5: Don't use any of the loader.conf optimizations
in other words I commented out all values in loader.conf
# net.graph.maxdata=4096 (this is the default)
# net.graph.maxalloc=4096 (this is the default)
In my case, I had the panics with 10.3 and 11-PRERELEASE
11.0-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE #2 r305587
With those recipes, I have been running without any crash
for a month and counting. Thats' 300 l2tp tunnels and
1400 l2tp sessions generating 700Mbit/s.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:30 AM, Cassiano Peixoto
There are many users complaining about this:
I've been dealing with this issue for one year with no
solution. mpd5 as
pppoe server on FreeBSD is useless with this bug.
I really would like to see it working again, i think it's
to both project and many users.
On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 3:24 AM, Eugene Grosbein
<eu...@grosbein.net <mailto:eu...@grosbein.net>> wrote:
11.10.2016 11:02, Андрей Леушкин пишет:
Hello. I have problem with "FreeBSD nas
10.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE
#0: Fri Oct 7 21:12:56 YEKT 2016
Kernel panic is repeated at intervals of 2-3 days.
At first I thought that
the problem is in the hardware, but the problem
did not go away after
replacing the server platform.
Coredumps and more info on link
Sorry for my english.
I'll wait for an answer.
This is known and long-stanging problem in the FreeBSD
It shows up when you have lots of network interfaced
like in your case of Network Access Server (PPtP,
Generally, people run into this problem using mpd5
mpd5 uses NETGRAPH kernel subsystem to process traffic and
if an interface disappears (f.e., ,user disconnected)
while kernel still processes traffic obtained from
this interface, it
There were lots of reports of this problem. Noone
seems to be working on
it at the moment.
You should fill a PR using Bugzilla and attach your
logs to it.
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