[Bro] Manager swapping..

Azoff, Justin S jazoff at illinois.edu
Thu Mar 23 07:43:39 PDT 2017

> On Mar 23, 2017, at 7:40 AM, fatema bannatwala <fatema.bannatwala at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Justin for the input :)
> I restarted Bro after disabling some of the protocols logging (like rdp, syslog, snmp etc) yesterday afternoon,
> as the machine is in production and needed to be fixed kind of "ASAP". Hence couldn't get a chance to run
> the broctl top while having the issue, I know you have mentioned it couple of times in past to use "broctl top"
> instead of normal "top", but magically I keep forgetting to do that, I think I should come up with by BRO troubleshoot 
> guide, which should list some basic troubleshooting commands that you guys suggest in these emails :)
> Anyways, I did run the command today, and it looks like the manager process is overwhelmed,
> hmm I thought that it might logger that might be having issues catching up on the load, but I was wrong:
> $ sudo -u bro /usr/local/bro/2.5/bin/broctl top manager logger
> Name         Type    Host   Pid     Proc    VSize  Rss  Cpu   Cmd
> logger       logger   IDS   60928    parent    2G    90M  17%  bro
> logger       logger   IDS   60932    child   522M   246M   5%  bro
> manager      manager  IDS   60990    child     1G   257M  35%  bro
> manager      manager  IDS   60973    parent  222G    31G  23%  bro
> It makes me think, if there is some memory leak issue with manager.

Are you loading misc/detect-traceroute or misc/scan in your local.bro?

- Justin Azoff

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