[Oisf-devel] Crashing

Chris Wakelin c.d.wakelin at reading.ac.uk
Tue Feb 8 17:58:43 UTC 2011

On 08/02/11 17:53, Victor Julien wrote:
> On 02/08/2011 12:18 PM, Brant Wells wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'm currently running Suricata 1.1 Beta1 (downloaded from site)...  The
>> system runs fine for several hours or days (I don't know which)... and
>> then mysteriously it will crash.  The only reason I notice, is that BASE
>> quits adding new entries to its list.
>> I just downloaded the GIT version and am just curious as to whether or
>> not there are some special ./configure options or places in the
>> suricata.yaml that I can look to find a crash log or stack trace or
>> something.
> No there are no such options. Suricata is normally built with symbols
> enabled so you should be able to get a backtrace if you enabled core
> dumps before starting Suricata.
> Before starting Suricata do:
> ulimit -c unlimited
> That should get you a core dump. Let me know if you need further assistance.
> Cheers,
> Victor

Me too, but ever since I did the "ulimit -c" yesterday (together with a
GIT update), it's behaved, so no backtraces yet ...

(I've also got a UDP rule occasionally triggering on the wrong port;
I'll see if I can get a packet dump for that.)


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