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authorMarcelo Leitner <>2014-12-03 17:30:19 -0200
committerPablo Neira Ayuso <>2014-12-23 14:20:10 +0100
commit88eab472ec21f01d3e36ff926f8bd4f742687075 (patch)
tree3ebb077b443fe502e813c1b9fe06eb376bcdb183 /Documentation/networking
parentf96fe225677b3efb74346ebd56fafe3997b02afa (diff)
netfilter: conntrack: adjust nf_conntrack_buckets default value
Manually bumping either nf_conntrack_buckets or nf_conntrack_max has become a common task as our Linux servers tend to serve more and more clients/applications, so let's adjust nf_conntrack_buckets this to a more updated value. Now for systems with more than 4GB of memory, nf_conntrack_buckets becomes 65536 instead of 16384, resulting in nf_conntrack_max=256k entries. Signed-off-by: Marcelo Ricardo Leitner <> Acked-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <> Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <>
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1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/nf_conntrack-sysctl.txt b/Documentation/networking/nf_conntrack-sysctl.txt
index 70da5086153d..f55599c62c9d 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/nf_conntrack-sysctl.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/nf_conntrack-sysctl.txt
@@ -11,7 +11,8 @@ nf_conntrack_buckets - INTEGER (read-only)
Size of hash table. If not specified as parameter during module
loading, the default size is calculated by dividing total memory
by 16384 to determine the number of buckets but the hash table will
- never have fewer than 32 or more than 16384 buckets.
+ never have fewer than 32 and limited to 16384 buckets. For systems
+ with more than 4GB of memory it will be 65536 buckets.
nf_conntrack_checksum - BOOLEAN
0 - disabled