J. Simonetti wrote:
I have a linux (Fedora core 3) based router. I does approximately 50Mbps
aggregated traffic. However once every week (approx) the router dies
with 'kernel: dst cache overflow' messages flooding syslog. I have
tracked it down to being an issue with the routing cache.
Funny this came up now - One of my core routers failed last night with
the identical problem. The route cache was set to 131k routes, although
I couldn't get a sh prompt on the box even once the switch ports were
down... Had to sysrq-b it.
I'm running 2.6.11-rc1-bk8 right now on those boxes. 20ish day uptime
until yesterday and handling around 12Mbit of traffic. 'route -Cn | wc
-l' right now shows around 29k routes cached. I cranked the route cache
up to 1m entries, but I figure that's probably excessive.
David J. Coulson
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