[Bro] Bro and jemalloc

Vito Logrillo vitologrillo at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 08:53:19 PDT 2015

Hi All,
i wanted to test Bro with jemalloc so i've installed the latest
version using the following commands:

git clone --recursive git://git.bro.org/bro
./configure  --enable-jemalloc
make install

Some days later, during a check, i've found this report using the
command broctl diag

1437065570.594985 processing suspended
1437065570.594985 processing continued
src/central_freelist.cc:322] tcmalloc: allocation failed 16384
out of memory in new.
1437472834.896416 fatal error: out of memory in new.

I think that this error is due to the hardware (the testing server has
only 4GB of RAM), but i don't understand why Bro is using tcmalloc and
not jemalloc.
I've made a mistake during the compilation phase?

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