[Bro-Dev] [JIRA] (BIT-178) BroControl's check process should check for ability to set "ulimit -d"

Robin Sommer (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Tue Feb 11 15:45:38 PST 2014

     [ https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-178?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel ]

Robin Sommer reassigned BIT-178:

    Assignee: Daniel Thayer  (was: Robin Sommer)

> BroControl's check process should check for ability to set "ulimit -d"
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BIT-178
>                 URL: https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-178
>             Project: Bro Issue Tracker
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: BroControl
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.2
>            Reporter: Seth Hall
>            Assignee: Daniel Thayer
>            Priority: Low
>              Labels: warning
> If the bro process(es) are run as a non-root user, the "ulimit \-d" call done during the run-bro script will fail (on freebsd at least) and cause obtuse failures when the Bro processes grow beyond the default 512M data segment size (on freebsd again).  The check process could verify that setting can be set and possibly give recommendations for linux and freebsd on how to increase that setting globally.
> For documentation purposes, to set it globally to the value set by the run-bro script put the following in the /boot/loader.conf file and reboot:
> {noformat}
> kern.maxdsiz=1610612736
> {noformat}

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