Using netstat -an, I set the message that the Recv-Q is full. It is filling up to the rmem_max:

Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address               Foreign Address             State      
udp   1894912      0    *

(it keeps 'filling' until it crashes)



Result in netstat -su:

426057 packets received
37152 packets to unknown port received.
2350589 packet receive errors
517422 packets sent

Who has an idea?

  • 1
    strace it, dude – poige Nov 12 '13 at 16:55
  • What am I looking for? IIRC, I was getting lots of EAGAIN messages. – Karlo Nov 12 '13 at 18:28
  • It sounds like your BIND isn't able to keep up with the incoming queries... – derobert Nov 12 '13 at 19:34
  • All mediums are currently on vacation, so unless you're giving us ( usual people) normal output (dpaste.com is ok for strace), your chances to get "the idea" are too ghostly. ) – poige Nov 13 '13 at 1:50
  • Does this help: pastebin.com/raw.php?i=0HrW49i7 ? – Karlo Nov 13 '13 at 10:23

Apparently there was a problem with logging. I set the dns server to log to rsyslog. While stracing, the file descriptor for syslog didn't seem to 'work'.

Solved by making bind log to local file:

  channel bindlog {
    file "/var/log/named/bind.log" versions 3 size 5m;
    severity info;
    print-time yes;
    print-severity yes;
    print-category yes;
  category default{

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