[radvd-devel-l] can't join ipv6-allrouters on (Cannot allocate memory) on 285th interface

Dan White dwhite at olp.net
Wed Apr 1 18:35:29 EDT 2009

Norman Rasmussen wrote:
> This is starting to look more and more like a kernel memory allocation 
> problem. I think maybe the netdev list is a good place to ask.
> Have you tried running two copies of radvd, each managing ~145 
> interfaces?  (you'd need to point each copy to different config/pid files)

That works. I'm running two instances, the first with 150 interfaces and 
the second with 162:

north:~# ps auwx | grep radvd
root     25395  3.1  0.0   1816   560 ?        Ss   12:13   0:37 
/usr/sbin/radvd -p /var/run/radvd/radvd.pid
root     27802  3.3  0.0   1812   560 ?        Ss   12:17   0:31 radvd 
--config /etc/radvd.conf.2 -p /var/run/radvd/radvd2.pid

radvdump shows advertisements from both daemons existing the system.

Do you think this is indicative of a kernel memory problem? If so, I'll 
persue this on the netdev list.

Thank You!
- Dan

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