Weird behavior under FreeBSD

Ondrej Zajicek santiago at
Tue Aug 17 13:14:41 CEST 2010

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 12:13:49PM +0200, Jiří Kubíček wrote:
> Hello,


> after few days of successful running bird under FreeBSD 8.1 it becomes weird.

We are testing BIRD also on FreeBSD, but on v7.2 .

> Load of the machine jumps to 2.00 and birdc respond's very slowly. It takes minutes to "display protocols" and it becomes worse and worse.

The CPU was 100% busy? In kernel or in userspace (BIRD)? (see 'top')

> Tried to upgrade from 1.2.3 to 1.2.4 and the same thing hapened today.

So i understood that the problem appeared in both 1.2.3 and 1.2.4?

> I have tried to disable protocols and found out that disabling kernel1
> and restarting bird helped and birdc responded smoothly. After
> re-enabling kernel1 I have observed in log file that exporting to
> kernel1 is extremely slow (about 5 prefixes per second) and exporting
> 320k prefixes takes for ever (few seconds under normal conditions).

No error or warning messages in log? 

> The only workaround I have is rebooting the machine.
> I currenty run two bird routers peering each other and the same thing was observed on both of them today. One of them runs also bird6 and there was no problem observed. 

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

Ondrej 'SanTiago' Zajicek (email: santiago at
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