BAN - Memory consumption exploding under load

Dridi Boukelmoune dridi at
Thu Nov 3 11:04:39 CET 2016

On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 6:02 PM, Nils Goroll <slink at> wrote:
> Hi,
> we've added a bunch of ban and ban lurker improvements which did not get
> backported to 4.1.3
> Please upgrade to 5.0 or master.

Hi Nils,

I was thinking (against the too-many-knobs trend) that maybe we should
have some sort of ban_queue_limit parameter to avoid piling up too
many bans. It would also play nice with your std.ban() initiative
where hitting the queue limit could be one of the reasons returned by
the function when it fails.

The default could be 0 for unlimited, or a fairly large number.


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