[Openswan Users] Version 2.6.38 process allocation

Paul Wouters pwouters at redhat.com
Fri Apr 20 11:56:03 EDT 2012

On Thu, 19 Apr 2012, dgoffe at cox.net wrote:

> I have upgraded my terminal from 2.6.24 to 2.6.38 and in testing this release disabled the
> broadband part of the network so that a VPN could not be established. In our terminal we
> have multiple applications that register GRE-NHRP and also monitor Openswan among others.
> Once the VPN became disabled these other application never ran again. It seems that Pluto
> takes over control of the CPU and never sleeps or gives up any processing power. I don't think
> I saw this behavior in 2.6.24. Is it possible to change this behavior with a IPSEC command to say
> run in the background or sleep after so many attempts? I use both IPSEC and WHACK  system commands
> to control multiple tunnels over different interfaces. I have included a log that shows how it functions when
> it is allowed to connect and the last part is when the network cloud is broken.

That is a bug I noticed as well. It is only supposed to try 3 times, and
then go to the background and release whack.

You can change the behaviour with the environment variables


But they might suffer from the same bug. It might help us locate the
issue if you could "git bisect" this.


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