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Author Topic: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT  (Read 1230 times)

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josh

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RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« on: June 15, 2020, 07:03:03 PM »
Using RBFeeder Version 20200423004254 on my RPi3.
The RPi crashed after 2 days run by memory overflow after enabling UAT feed via dump978-fa.
Here is the memory consumption of RBFeeder after 27.5 hours run.

  PID USER      PR  NI    VIRT    RES    SHR S  %CPU  %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND
17289 root      20   0  584672 473172   4884 S   4.1  52.8  27:28.94 rbfeeder



No web-site explains this situation, please help.

There are the facts that may help someone tries to reproduce the issue.
  • Using dump978-fa not dump978-rb.
  • The leaking rate is much less if UAT is disabled or no traffic on UAT.
  • My UAT stream contains many TIS-B.
Thank you.

PattyManser

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 04:40:23 PM »
Hi...If you select DVBT (USB), FR24 feeder will start its own dump1090 at startup and grab the DVBT. Your dump1090-mutability will become orphan - no dongle left for it.
The FR24 feeder starts/stops and passes these arguments at startup ONLY to the dump1090 provided by FR24.

abcd567

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 05:30:34 PM »
Using dump978-fa not dump978-rb.

Please post output of following 3 command to see what are your settings.
NOTE: The output of first command contains your RB24 key. Remove your key when posting here.
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cat /etc/rbfeeder.ini 

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systemctl status dump978-rb

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systemctl status dump978-fa
« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 05:32:21 PM by abcd567 »

josh

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 06:22:39 PM »
I'm trying to answer your question with long text, but following message generated.
CleanTalk: *** Forbidden. Message seems to be spam. ***

So I have a quick question.
I'm using the port 30979 of dump978-fa. Is it correct?  There is another port 30978.

josh

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 06:28:28 PM »
Thank you PattyManser,
My 1090MHz feeding works well. The issue starts after enabling 978MHz UAT with:
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[dump978]
dump978_enabled=true
dump978_port=30979

I posted in another reply. I guess the 30979 may have an issue.
Thank you.

Hi...If you select DVBT (USB), FR24 feeder will start its own dump1090 at startup and grab the DVBT. Your dump1090-mutability will become orphan - no dongle left for it.
The FR24 feeder starts/stops and passes these arguments at startup ONLY to the dump1090 provided by FR24.

josh

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 01:34:33 AM »
I've just switched dump978-fa to dump978-rb,  and starts checking memory usage.

piaware seems to be able to read from dump978-rb json output.
It may be a solution of memory leaking.

Thank you for your helping.

abcd567

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 05:53:49 AM »
Your following setting to feed rbfeeder from Flightaware's dump978-fa are perfect:
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[dump978]
dump978_enabled=true
dump978_port=30979

The memory problem is caused because you have both tbe dump978-fa & dump978-rb installed and running.

Since the dongle is grabbed by Flightaware's dump978-fa, the RB24's dum978-rb runs dongle-less, and keeps restarting continously, causing excessive use of cpu and memory.

To solve this problem, uninstall RB24's dump978-rb, and reboot the Pi
Note: Do NOT change above noted settings in file/etc/rbfeeder.ini
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sudo apt purge dump978-rb   

sudo reboot   




josh

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2020, 07:38:49 AM »
The memory problem is caused because you have both tbe dump978-fa & dump978-rb installed and running.

Since the dongle is grabbed by Flightaware's dump978-fa, the RB24's dum978-rb runs dongle-less, and keeps restarting continously, causing excessive use of cpu and memory.

I disabled dump978-rb by
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$ sudo systemctl disable dump978-rb

I believe my dump978-rb never wake up.
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$ sudo systemctl status dump978-rb
œ dump978-rb.service - dump978 ADS-B UAT receiver
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/dump978-rb.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: inactive (dead)
     Docs: https://www.radarbox.com

Should I try to uninstall dump978-rb completely ?

I'm trying to run dump978-rb only.
This is the status after 6 hours. rbfeeder already uses 18.3% = 190MB memory.
  PID USER      PR  NI    VIRT    RES    SHR S  %CPU  %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND
14236 root      20   0  273952 164104   5696 S   1.0  18.3   6:24.33 rbfeeder
13818 dump978   15  -5  101676  24320  16256 S  25.9   2.7 103:34.88 dump978-rb
11187 dump1090  15  -5   31520  11740   2344 S  12.6   1.3 616:16.27 dump1090-fa

It seems not to improve.
I'm using cron to restart rbfeeder twice a day. It works but not smart.
Thank you.

abcd567

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2020, 09:40:32 AM »
Maybe some files got corrupted. Try uninstall, then reinstall rbfeeder.


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sudo apt purge rbfeeder

sudo apt install rbfeeder

## Edit file /etc/rbfeeder.ini
## Configure rbfeeder to use Flightaware's dump978-fa.
## Reboot
sudo reboot
« Last Edit: June 27, 2020, 09:42:37 AM by abcd567 »

josh

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2020, 08:00:42 PM »
I did install again..,  seems same,  rbfeerer grows bigger and bigger.

And I encounter new issue my mlat-client is not running.
There is no process of /usr/bin/mlat-client, but nothing reported from rbfeeder log.
This process is launched by /usr/bin/rbfeeder ?

josh

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2020, 09:13:35 PM »
The mlat-client issue has been resolved.
rbfeeder was not convenient due to no error message was generated with any configuration problem.

abcd567

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2020, 03:30:19 AM »
The mlat-client issue has been resolved.

How?

rbfeeder was not convenient due to no error message was generated with any configuration problem.

Try this command to find any issues:
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sudo journalctl -u rbfeeder --no-pager   
« Last Edit: June 28, 2020, 03:39:44 AM by abcd567 »

josh

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2020, 09:44:29 AM »
The mlat-client issue has been resolved.
How?
Yeah I love journalctl generally, but rbfeeder + mlat case has no useful record of mlat command line output.
My case was a wrong elevation description with fractional vale like nn.n .
It makes mlat launch failure quietly.
Fortunately I was happy to solve it soon.

So I would like to return original topic.
I tried some filter of 30979 stream. This seems there is no message type dependency of leaking.  In other words, every message has a little leak.


abcd567

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2020, 11:26:49 AM »
Yes, rbfeeder does not have a good error logging. Many errors are silent.

How did you install mlat-client? The command "sudo apt install mlat-client" used to fail on Buster. Is it working now?

Which Pi model and OS you are using?
I have piaware sd card image 3.8.1 (buster) on RPi model 2 and 64-bit Raspbian Buster on RPi model 4, and have rbfeeder on both working with mlat fine. On piaware sd card, I have dump978-fa which also feeds rbfeeder using "/etc/rbfeeder.ini" setting "dump978_port=30979".
« Last Edit: June 28, 2020, 11:28:46 AM by abcd567 »

josh

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Re: RBFeeder on RPi has memory leak with UAT
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2020, 06:57:36 PM »
Thank you continuous reply. I saw you in many threads. dump978_port= idea was also from your thread! Thank you again.

I'm using piaware on Raspbian buster "32bit" armv71,  RPi3 model B rev1.2 .  oh, 64 bit OS is available?
At rbfeeder installing, I had a trouble with enabling mlat, but the reason was another version of Python in my Pi. I guess the clean install with the instruction described in official web would work well.  I saw an option the installer asking if dump978-rb install or not. This is nice option can avoid dump978-rb confliction.