On 6/1/05, Michael Mee <mm2001 at pobox dot com> wrote:
> We have an installation with DSLExtreme that (for some reason!) has a
> WAN DHCP (PPPoE) lease of 5 mins or so. After several months of
> operation, the box WAN port locked up and the last entries in the log were:
> May 30 13:00:01 kernel: pid 102 (dhclient), uid 0, was killed: out of
> swap space
> May 30 12:58:26 dhclient: bound to 184.108.40.206 -- renewal in 132 seconds.
> May 30 12:58:26 dhclient: DHCPACK from 220.127.116.11
> May 30 12:58:26 dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on sis1 to 18.104.22.168 port 67
> (lots of similar DHCP log entries).
> This was with 1.2b7. Does anyone know enough to suggest what may have
> gone wrong? From my limited knowledge it would appear the dhcp client
> went bellyup, presumably from a small memory leak.
Does look like a memory leak, or perhaps a consequence of such a
ridiculously short lease time. The "out of swap space" means you ran
out of RAM - m0n0wall has no swap.
I'd upgrade to 1.2b8. The 2511MP+ will work fine, and 4.11 will use a
lot less RAM than 5.3, so it'll at least give it some more breathing
There's no telling if you'll hit it again, but it would be interesting to know.