Re: ipset: stops working after a while

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On Thu, 7 Jun 2012, Neal Murphy wrote:

> On Thursday 07 June 2012 13:43:25 Aidas Kasparas wrote:
> > On 2012.06.07 09:59, Jozsef Kadlecsik wrote:
> > > Maybe your given set gets full. From the manpage:
> > > 
> > > "When  entries  added  by the SET target of iptables/ip6tables, then the
> > > hash size is fixed and the set won't be duplicated,  even  if  the  new
> > > entry cannot be added to the set."
> > 
> > Ok. But if set is full, and I list it, it should show at least some
> > members present. When it stops working, it shows no members at all.
> > 
> > On the other hand, I create sets with timeout 10. So, every 3 secs there
> > should be expiration process which trows ~ 1/3 of entries from each
> > chain. And this should make place for some new entries.
> I'll address *your* problem, not the problem you observed with the ipset code 
> (which may be a real problem).
> How many entres are in the set when it is 'full'? Have you tried setting the 
> initial size of the hash to the maximum (64ki?)?

According to the listing of the set:

# ipset list fd_88
Name: fd_88
Type: hash:ip
Header: family inet hashsize 1024 maxelem 65536 timeout 10
Size in memory: 82040
References: 3

Because the SET target won't trigger increasing the hash size and the 
max collision is limited to 12, that means there can be at the maximum 
12*1024 elements in that set. And that's the theoretical maximum.

By the way the hash size is not limited in ipset 6.x when creating a hash 
type of set.

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