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bgpd eats huge amount of memory (about 500Megs a day)
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Hello, we have a problem I`ve recentrly described on VyOS forum

in short, when bgp starts, it eats a bit more 400M memory. After a day - consumed memory reaches 1Gig.
After 5-6 days, consumed memory reaches 3,5 - 4.0 Gigs and continues with growing.

Some outputs has provided in forum thread. If you need additional outputs/info, please ask.



Difficulty level
Unknown (require assessment)
VyOS 1.4-rolling-202208020809
Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
Is it a breaking change?
Unspecified (possibly destroys the router)
Issue type
Bug (incorrect behavior)

Event Timeline

Need an advice guys, how we can reproduce the problem. I tried to peer with bird and announced 100k prefixes to the vyos box, but this simple config did not cause memory leak with bgpd. Still trying

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The problem was resolved in the forum. Whether the underlying cause in FRR was resolves is another question...