core dumps not working on FreeBSD host

Marek Zarychta zarychtam at
Wed Feb 5 18:17:07 CET 2020

W dniu 05.02.2020 o 14:25, Marek Zarychta pisze:
> Dear list,
> since upgrade from 3.0.19 to 3.0.20 I am occasionally getting errors
> like this one:
> pid 23749 (radiusd), jid 1, uid 133: exited on signal 11
> This issue is somehow related to network / connectivity problems and
> looks like quite a new problem (I have not seen this in 3.0.19 and
> earlier releases). It can't be easily triggered, so I am searching for
> the culprit. To find it I have tried to enable core dumps on FreeBSD for
> radiusd but without success. I have set allow_core_dumps = yes in
> radiusd.conf file. Also these sysctls are set:
> kern.sugid_coredump=1
> kern.coredump=1
> kern.corefile=/tmp/%N.%P.core
> There is no problem with getting core dumps for other daemons running on
> this host, also those running with suid/sgid enabled like bind or nsd,
> so the issue looks more like daemon related problem than OS problem.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Running radiusd -X and going through debug output I found these lines:

Changing value of PR_DUMPABLE not supported on this system
Core dumps are enabled

Which probably according to

mean that core dumps are not really supported while running FreeRADIUS
on this OS ?

Marek Zarychta

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