[Snort-devel] Snort 2.6 USR1 Stats

Todd Wease twease at ...402...
Tue Apr 24 20:37:43 EDT 2007

Mark McDonagh wrote:
> Hi All,
> I was looking at the statistics that Snort gives on receipt of the USR1
> signal. I thought some of the figures looked a bit strange, especially the
> "Outstanding Packets" (much higher than expected).
> I was looking at the code, in particular this commit
> http://cvs.snort.org/viewcvs.cgi/snort/src/util.c.diff?r1=1.75&r2=1.76
> I'm puzzled by the fact that we keep on adding the number of
> packets received to ps_total
> ps_total += ps.ps_recv;
> Am I missing something here ?
> Mark

No, you're not missing anything.  The code should read 'ps_total =
ps.ps_recv'.  The += was causing ps_total to wrap too quickly and out of
sync with the other stats.  The fix will be in the next 2.7.0 release.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention.


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