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Bug #2726

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writing large number of json events on high speed traffic results in packet drops

Added by Peter Manev almost 4 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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Using the same set up with 4.1.0-dev (rev 683be948) on high speed live traffic i can consistently reproduce the following:

First run - eve.json log - logging only alerts (getting about 500-1000 alerts per second):

[73931] 5/12/2018 -- 00:09:23 - (detect-engine-build.c:1733) <Info> (SigAddressCleanupStage1) -- cleaning up signature grouping structure... complete                                                     
[73931] 5/12/2018 -- 00:09:23 - (util-device.c:329) <Notice> (LiveDeviceListClean) -- Stats for 'enp59s0':  pkts: 1178508988, drop: 4658980 (0.40%), invalid chksum: 0  

Second run - eve.json log and eve-flows.json - logging alerts and flows into separate files (getting about 500-100 alerts per second and about 30 000 flows written per second):

[78187] 5/12/2018 -- 00:29:38 - (detect-engine-build.c:1733) <Info> (SigAddressCleanupStage1) -- cleaning up signature grouping structure... complete
[78187] 5/12/2018 -- 00:29:38 - (util-device.c:329) <Notice> (LiveDeviceListClean) -- Stats for 'enp59s0':  pkts: 1160865740, drop: 206750638 (17.81%), invalid chksum: 0

If there are a lot of events that need to be written even if log files are separated - it results in packet drops.
The test system is using SSDs - it can take high volume log writing.

Some more info about Suricata used:

This is Suricata version 4.1.0-dev (rev 683be948)
Features: PCAP_SET_BUFF AF_PACKET HAVE_PACKET_FANOUT LIBCAP_NG LIBNET1.1 HAVE_HTP_URI_NORMALIZE_HOOK PCRE_JIT HAVE_NSS HAVE_LUA HAVE_LUAJIT HAVE_LIBJANSSON TLS MAGIC RUST 
SIMD support: SSE_4_2 SSE_4_1 SSE_3 
Atomic intrisics: 1 2 4 8 16 byte(s)
64-bits, Little-endian architecture
GCC version 4.2.1 Compatible Clang 6.0.0 (tags/RELEASE_600/final), C version 199901
compiled with _FORTIFY_SOURCE=0
L1 cache line size (CLS)=64
thread local storage method: __thread
compiled with LibHTP v0.5.28, linked against LibHTP v0.5.28

Suricata Configuration:
  AF_PACKET support:                       yes
  eBPF support:                            yes
  XDP support:                             yes
  PF_RING support:                         no
  NFQueue support:                         no
  NFLOG support:                           no
  IPFW support:                            no
  Netmap support:                          no
  DAG enabled:                             no
  Napatech enabled:                        no
  WinDivert enabled:                       no

  Unix socket enabled:                     yes
  Detection enabled:                       yes

  Libmagic support:                        yes
  libnss support:                          yes
  libnspr support:                         yes
  libjansson support:                      yes
  liblzma support:                         no
  hiredis support:                         no
  hiredis async with libevent:             no
  Prelude support:                         no
  PCRE jit:                                yes
  LUA support:                             yes, through luajit
  libluajit:                               yes
  libgeoip:                                yes
  Non-bundled htp:                         no
  Old barnyard2 support:                   no
  Hyperscan support:                       yes
  Libnet support:                          yes
  liblz4 support:                          yes

  Rust support:                            yes (default)
  Rust strict mode:                        yes
  Rust debug mode:                         no
  Rust compiler:                           rustc 1.24.1
  Rust cargo:                              cargo 0.25.0

  Suricatasc install:                      yes

  Profiling enabled:                       no
  Profiling locks enabled:                 no

Development settings:
  Coccinelle / spatch:                     yes
  Unit tests enabled:                      no
  Debug output enabled:                    no
  Debug validation enabled:                no

Generic build parameters:
  Installation prefix:                     /usr
  Configuration directory:                 /etc/suricata/
  Log directory:                           /var/log/suricata/

  --prefix                                 /usr
  --sysconfdir                             /etc
  --localstatedir                          /var

  Host:                                    x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
  Compiler:                                clang-6.0 (exec name) / clang (real)
  GCC Protect enabled:                     no
  GCC march native enabled:                yes
  GCC Profile enabled:                     no
  Position Independent Executable enabled: no
  CFLAGS                                   -g -O2 -march=native -I${srcdir}/../rust/gen/c-headers
  PCAP_CFLAGS                               -I/usr/include
  SECCFLAGS                                


Related issues 3 (2 open1 closed)

Related to Feature #3293: eve: per thread output filesClosedJeff LucovskyActions
Related to Optimization #3707: Convert JSON Loggers to JsonBuilderAssignedJason IshActions
Related to Documentation #4557: Add document about JsonBuilderIn ProgressJuliana Fajardini ReichowActions
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