Bug 248367 - /sbin/ping fails when run many times simultaneously
Summary: /sbin/ping fails when run many times simultaneously
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: kern (show other bugs)
Version: 12.1-RELEASE
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-07-30 12:49 UTC by D
Modified: 2020-08-05 11:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description D 2020-07-30 12:49:58 UTC
How to repeat
# uname -a
FreeBSD r 12.1-RELEASE-p5 FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE-p5 GENERIC  amd64

Run this line some times:

# sh -c 'for i in $(seq 100); do ping -c1 >/dev/null & done; wait'

It runs 100 ping processes in parallel. Sometimes some of them fail and produce such output:

ping: unable to limit access to system.dns service: Socket is not connected

That command is synthetic. In my real system I have this message even for 20 processes run to ping different hosts.

The bug also presents in 11.4-RELEASE-p1.
Comment 1 VVD 2020-07-30 13:59:44 UTC
Nice self-DoS. :-D

I think you need to tune some sysctl.
Something like:
Comment 2 D 2020-07-30 19:11:38 UTC
(In reply to VVD from comment #1)
Didn't help even with 265536 :(
Comment 3 VVD 2020-07-30 19:35:05 UTC
I said "something like", but not "these"…
So maybe exist other sysctl variables that can help.
Comment 4 D 2020-07-30 20:54:35 UTC
I only found that error is concerned with libcasper but its sources didn't help me to find solution. Also I found

kern.features.security_capabilities: 1
kern.features.security_capability_mode: 1

but they also didn't help.
Comment 5 VVD 2020-08-05 11:43:18 UTC
(In reply to D from comment #4)
I don't know - it was an assumption.