[ovs-discuss] Error writing million flows to OVS bridge

Farrukh Aftab Khan Farrukh.Khan at xflowresearch.com
Fri Dec 14 07:01:39 UTC 2012


Memory was the issue. There was only 303 MB of RAM left and hence the crash.

Thank you for the help Ben.
Much appreciated.
-
Farrukh Aftab Khan




On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Farrukh Aftab Khan <
Farrukh.Khan at xflowresearch.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the quick reply Ben.
>
> My RAM is 4GB. The problem is that the whole system crashes and I
> repeatedly get the same errors on my console. After reboot, I do not know
> how much of my memory was used.
>
> Perhaps I should try with 0.5 million flows and see how much memory is
> being consumed.
> Thanks for the heads up.
>
> Regards.
> -
> Farrukh Aftab Khan
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:21:33AM +0500, Farrukh Aftab Khan wrote:
>> > I am using OVS-1.7.1 on embedded Linux (kernel-2.6.32.27). I am running
>> > this on OCTEON MIPS processor that has ten cores. After about 0.4
>> million
>> > flows, I get the following error and the switch becomes non-responsive.
>> The
>> > same error comes repeatedly:
>>
>> Did you run out of system RAM?
>>
>
>
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