[Snort-users] Problems running 32 bit snort on a 64 bit linux kernel

Russ Combs rcombs at ...1935...
Thu Apr 7 10:07:52 EDT 2011

Looks like an ipq issue.  Any reason not to use 64 on 64?

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 6:36 AM, Sudarshan Raghavan <
sudarshan.t.raghavan at ...11827...> wrote:

> I am trying to get 32 bit snort up and running a 64 bit linux kernel
> ( snort starts up fine but, I am seeing an error every time
> it has to process a packet. The error "Received error message 22" is
> printed for every packet that is read. If I switch to a 32 bit
> kernel, I don't see any error and everything works fine. It
> looks like something is wrong with ipq_read and ipq_message_type
> returns a NLMSG_ERROR.
> Just to confirm, I compiled the sample code in ip_queue man page as a
> 32 bit binary and I am seeing the same error as seen on snort when
> running on a 64 bit kernel. As expected, the code works fine on a 32
> bit kernel.
> Is this the expected behaviour? Should snort be compiled as a 64 bit
> binary for it work on a 64 bit kernel. Please let me know if you need
> more information. If this is not a snort issue but a problem with
> netfilter and libipq, please let me know.
> Regards,
> Sudarshan
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