FRRouting Log Message Reference

The following table lists the HIGH severity ERROR log messages generated by FRRouting. These messages appear in /var/log/frr/frr.log.

CategorySeverityMessage #Message TextExplanationRecommended Action
BabelHIGH16777217BABEL Memory ErrorsBabel has failed to allocate memory. The system is about to run out of memory.Find the process that is causing memory shortages and remediate that process. Restart FRR.
BabelHIGH16777218BABEL Packet ErrorBabel has detected a packet encode/decode problem.Collect the relevant log files and report the issue for troubleshooting.
BabelHIGH16777219BABEL Configuration ErrorBabel has detected a configuration error of some sort.Ensure that the configuration is correct.
BabelHIGH16777220BABEL Route ErrorBabel has detected a routing error and is in an inconsistent state.Gather data to report the issue for troubleshooting. Restart FRR.
BGPHIGH33554433BGP attribute flag is incorrectBGP attribute flag is set to the wrong value (Optional/Transitive/Partial).Determine the soure of the attribute and determine why the attribute flag has been set incorrectly.
BGPHIGH33554434BGP attribute length is incorrectBGP attribute length is incorrect.Determine the soure of the attribute and determine why the attribute length has been set incorrectly.
BGPHIGH33554435BGP attribute origin value invalidBGP attribute origin value is invalid.Determine the soure of the attribute and determine why the origin attribute has been set incorrectly.
BGPHIGH33554436BGP as path is invalidBGP AS path has been malformed.Determine the soure of the update and determine why the AS path has been set incorrectly.
BGPHIGH33554437BGP as path first as is invalidBGP update has invalid first AS in AS path.Determine the soure of the update and determine why the AS path first AS value has been set incorrectly.
BGPHIGH33554439BGP PMSI tunnel attribute type is invalidBGP update has invalid type for PMSI tunnel.Determine the soure of the update and determine why the PMSI tunnel attribute type has been set incorrectly.
BGPHIGH33554440BGP PMSI tunnel attribute length is invalidBGP update has invalid length for PMSI tunnel.Determine the soure of the update and determine why the PMSI tunnel attribute length has been set incorrectly.
BGPHIGH33554442BGP peergroup operated on in errorBGP operating on peer-group instead of peers included.Ensure the configuration doesn’t contain peer-groups contained within peer-groups.
BGPHIGH33554443BGP failed to delete peer structureBGP was unable to delete the peer structure when the address-family was removed.Determine if all expected peers are removed and restart FRR if not. This is most likely a bug.
BGPHIGH33554444BGP failed to get table chunk memoryBGP unable to get chunk memory for table manager.Ensure there is adequate memory on the device to support the table requirements.
BGPHIGH33554445BGP received MACIP with invalid IP addr lenBGP received MACIP with invalid IP address length from Zebra.Verify the MACIP entries inserted in Zebra are correct. This is most likely a bug.
BGPHIGH33554446BGP received invalid label manager messageBGP received an invalid label manager message from the label manager.Label manager sent an invalid message to BGP for the wrong protocol instance. This is most likely a bug.
BGPHIGH33554447BGP unable to allocate memory for JSON outputBGP attempted to generate JSON output and was unable to allocate the memory required.Ensure that the device has adequate memory to support the required functions.
BGPHIGH33554448BGP update had attributes too long to sendBGP attempted to send an update but the attributes were too long to fit.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554449BGP update group creation failedBGP attempted to create an update group but was unable to do so.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554450BGP error creating update packetBGP attempted to create an update packet but was unable to do so.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554451BGP error receiving open packetBGP received an open from a peer that was invalid.Determine the sending peer and correct its invalid open packet.
BGPHIGH33554452BGP error sending to peerBGP attempted to respond to open from a peer and failed.BGP attempted to respond to an open and could not send the packet. Check the local IP address for the source.
BGPHIGH33554453BGP error receiving from peerBGP received an update from a peer but the status was incorrect.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554454BGP error receiving update packetBGP received an invalid update packet.Determine the source of the update and resolve the invalid update being sent.
BGPHIGH33554455BGP error due to capability not enabledBGP attempted a function that did not have the capability enabled.Enable the capability if this functionality is desired.
BGPHIGH33554456BGP error receiving notify messageBGP unable to process the notification message.BGP notify received while in a stopped state. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554457BGP error receiving keepalive packetBGP unable to process a keepalive packet.BGP keepalive received while in a stopped state. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554458BGP error receiving route refresh messageBGP unable to process route refresh message.BGP route refresh received while in a stopped state. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554459BGP error capability messageBGP unable to process received capability.BGP capability message received while in a stopped state. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554460BGP error with nexthopo updateBGP unable to process nexthop update.BGP received the nexthop update but the nexthop is not reachable in this BGP instance. Report the problem for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554461Failure to apply labelBGP attempted to attempted to apply a label but could not do so.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554462Multipath specified is invalidBGP was started with an invalid ECMP/multipath value.Correct the ECMP/multipath value supplied when starting the BGP daemon.
BGPHIGH33554463Failure to process a packetBGP attempted to process a received packet but could not do so.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554464Failure to connect to peerBGP attempted to send open to a peer but couldn’t connect.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554465BGP FSM issueBGP neighbor transition problem.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554466BGP VNI creation issueBGP could not create a new VNI.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554467BGP default instance missingBGP could not find default instance.Define a default instance of BGP since some feature requires its existence.
BGPHIGH33554468BGP remote VTEP invalidBGP remote VTEP is invalid and cannot be used.Correct the remote VTEP configuration or resolve the source of the problem.
BGPHIGH33554469BGP ES route errorBGP ES route incorrect as it learned both local and remote routes.Correct the configuration or address it so that same route is not learned both local and remote.
BGPHIGH33554470BGP EVPN route delete errorBGP attempted to delete an EVPN route and failed.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554471BGP EVPN install/uninstall errorBGP attempted to install or uninstall an EVPN prefix and failed.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554472BGP EVPN route received with invalid contentsBGP received an EVPN route with invalid contents.Determine the source of the EVPN route and resolve whatever is causing the invalid content.
BGPHIGH33554473BGP EVPN route create errorBGP attempted to create an EVPN route and failed.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554474BGP EVPN ES entry create errorBGP attempted to create an EVPN ES entry and failed.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554475BGP config multi-instance issueBGP configuration attempting multiple instances without enabling the feature.Correct the configuration so that BGP multiple-instance is enabled if desired.
BGPHIGH33554476BGP AS configuration issueBGP configuration attempted for a different AS than is currently configured.Correct the configuration so that the correct BGP AS number is used.
BGPHIGH33554477BGP EVPN AS and process name mismatchBGP configuration has AS and process name mismatch.Correct the configuration so that the BGP AS number and instance name are consistent.
BGPHIGH33554478BGP Flowspec packet processing errorThe BGP flowspec subsystem has detected an error in the sending or receiving of a packet.Gather log files from both sides of the peering relationship and report the issue for troubleshooting.
BGPHIGH33554479BGP Flowspec Installation/removal ErrorThe BGP flowspec subsystem has detected that there was a failure for installation/removal/modification of Flowspec from the dataplane.Gather log files from the router and report the issue for troubleshooting. Restart FRR.
EIGRPHIGH50331649EIGRP Packet ErrorEIGRP has a packet that does not correctly decode or encode.Gather log files from both sides of the neighbor relationship and report the issue for troubleshooting.
EIGRPHIGH50331650EIGRP Configuration ErrorEIGRP has detected a configuration error.Correct the configuration issue. If it still persists, report the issue for troubleshooting.
GeneralHIGH100663297Failure to raise or lower privilegesFRR attempted to raise or lower its privileges and was unable to do so.Ensure that you are running FRR as the frr user and that the user has sufficient privileges to properly access root privileges.
GeneralHIGH100663298VRF Failure on StartUpon startup, FRR failed to properly initialize and start up the VRF subsystem.Ensure that there is sufficient memory to start processes, then restart FRR.
GeneralHIGH100663299Socket ErrorWhen attempting to access a socket, a system error occured and FRR was unable to properly complete the request.Ensure that there are sufficient system resources available and ensure that the frr user has sufficient permisions to work.
GeneralHIGH100663303System Call ErrorFRR has detected an error from using a vital system call and has probably already exited.Ensure permissions are correct for FRR users and groups. Additionally, check that sufficient system resources are available.
GeneralHIGH100663304VTY Subsystem ErrorFRR has detected a problem with the specified configuration file.Ensure the configuration file exists and has the correct permissions for operations. Additionally, ensure that all config lines are correct as well.
GeneralHIGH100663305SNMP Subsystem ErrorFRR has detected a problem with the SNMP library it uses. A callback from this subsystem has indicated some error.Examine the callback message and ensure SNMP is properly set up and working.
GeneralHIGH100663306Interface Subsystem ErrorFRR has detected a problem with interface data from the kernel as it deviates from what we would expect to happen via normal netlink messaging.Open an issue with all relevant log files and restart FRR.
GeneralHIGH100663307NameSpace Subsystem ErrorFRR has detected a problem with namespace data from the kernel as it deviates from what we would expect to happen via normal kernel messaging.Open an issue with all relevant log files and restart FRR.
GeneralHIGH4043309068A necessary work queue does not exist.A necessary work queue does not exist.Notify a developer.
GeneralHIGH100663308Developmental Escape ErrorFRR has detected an issue where new development has not properly updated all code paths.Open an issue with all relevant log files.
GeneralHIGH100663309ZMQ Subsystem ErrorFRR has detected an issue with the ZeroMQ subsystem and ZeroMQ is not working properly now.Open an issue with all relevant log files and restart FRR.
GeneralHIGH100663310Feature or system unavailableFRR was not compiled with support for a particular feature or it is not available on the current platform.Recompile FRR with the feature enabled or find out what platforms support the feature.
GeneralHIGH4043309071IRDP message length mismatchThe length encoded in the IP TLV does not match the length of the packet received.Notify a developer.
GeneralHIGH4043309073Dataplane installation failureInstallation of routes to the underlying dataplane failed.Check all configuration parameters for correctness.
GeneralHIGH4043309075Netlink backend not availableFRR was not compiled with support for Netlink. Any operations that require Netlink will fail.Recompile FRR with Netlink or install a package that supports this feature.
GeneralHIGH4043309076Protocol Buffers backend not availableFRR was not compiled with support for protocol buffers. Any operations that require protobuf will fail.Recompile FRR with protobuf support or install a package that supports this feature.
GeneralHIGH4043309087Cannot set receive buffer sizeThe socket receive buffer size could not be set in the kernel.Ignore this error.
GeneralHIGH4043309089Receive buffer overrunThe kernel’s buffer for a socket has been overrun, rendering the socket invalid.Zebra will restart itself. Notify a developer if this issue shows up frequently.
GeneralHIGH4043309091Received unexpected response from kernelReceived unexpected response from the kernel via Netlink.Notify a developer.
GeneralHIGH4043309094String could not be parsed as IP prefixThere was an attempt to parse a string as an IPv4 or IPv6 prefix, but the string could not be parsed and this operation failed.Notify a developer.
GeneralHIGH268435457WATCHFRR Connection ErrorWATCHFRR has detected a connectivity issue with one of the FRR daemons.Ensure that FRR is still running. If it isn’t, report the issue for troubleshooting.
ISISHIGH67108865ISIS Packet ErrorISIS has detected an error with a packet from a peer.Gather log information and report the issue for troubleshooting. Restart FRR.
ISISHIGH67108866ISIS Configuration ErrorISIS has detected an error within the configuration for the router.Ensure configuration is correct.
OSPFHIGH134217729Failure to process a packetOSPF attempted to process a received packet but could not do so.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
OSPFHIGH134217730Failure to process Router LSAOSPF attempted to process a router LSA, but there was an advertising ID mismtach with the link ID.Check the OSPF network configuration for any configuration issue. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
OSPFHIGH134217731OSPF Domain CorruptionOSPF attempted to process a router LSA, but there was an advertising ID mismtach with the link ID.Check OSPF network database for a corrupted LSA. If the problem persists, shut down the OSPF domain and report the problem for troubleshooting.
OSPFHIGH134217732OSPF Initialization failureOSPF failed to initialized the OSPF default instance.Ensure there is adequate memory on the device. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
OSPFHIGH134217733OSPF SR Invalid DBOSPF segment routing database is invalid.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
OSPFHIGH134217734OSPF SR hash node creation failedOSPF segment routing node creation failed.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
OSPFHIGH134217735OSPF SR Invalid lsa idOSPF segment routing invalid LSA ID.Restart the OSPF instance. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
OSPFHIGH134217736OSPF SR Invalid AlgorithmOSPF segment routing invalid algorithm.This is most likely a bug. If the problem persists, report it for troubleshooting.
PIMHIGH184549377PIM MSDP Packet ErrorPIM has received a packet from a peer that does not correctly decode.Check the MSDP peer and ensure it is correctly working.
PIMHIGH184549378PIM Configuration ErrorPIM has detected a configuration error.Ensure the configuration is correct and apply the correct configuration.
RIPHIGH201326593RIP Packet ErrorRIP has detected a packet encode/decode issue.Gather log files from both sides and open a Issue
ZebraHIGH4043309057Error reading response from label managerZebra could not read the ZAPI header from the label manager.Wait for the error to resolve on its own. If it does not resolve, restart Zebra.
ZebraHIGH4043309058Label manager could not find ZAPI clientZebra was unable to find a ZAPI client matching the given protocol and instance number.Ensure that clients that use the label manager are properly configured and running.
ZebraHIGH4043309059Zebra could not relay label manager responseZebra found the client and instance to relay the label manager response or request, but was unable to do so, possibly because the connection was closed.Ensure that clients that use the label manager are properly configured and running.
ZebraHIGH100663300ZAPI ErrorA version mismatch has been detected between Zebra and a client protocol.Two different versions of FRR have been installed and the install is not properly set up. Completely stop FRR, remove it from the system and reinstall. Typically, only developers should see this issue.
ZebraHIGH4043309061Mismatch between ZAPI instance and encoded message instanceWhile relaying a request to the external label manager, Zebra noticed that the instance number encoded in the message did not match the client instance number.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH100663301ZAPI ErrorThe ZAPI subsystem has detected an encoding issue between Zebra and a client protocol.Restart FRR.
ZebraHIGH100663302ZAPI ErrorThe ZAPI subsystem has detected a socket error between Zebra and a client.Restart FRR.
ZebraHIGH4043309064Zebra label manager used all available labelsZebra is unable to assign additional label chunks because it has exhausted its assigned label range.Make the label range bigger and restart Zebra.
ZebraHIGH4043309065Daemon mismatch when releasing label chunksZebra noticed a mismatch between a label chunk and a protocol daemon number or instance when releasing unused label chunks.Ignore this error.
ZebraHIGH4043309066Zebra did not free any label chunksZebra’s chunk cleanup procedure ran but no label chunks were released.Ignore this error.
ZebraHIGH4043309067Dataplane returned invalid status codeThe underlying dataplane responded to a Zebra message or other interaction with an unrecognized unknown or invalid status code.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309069Failed to add FEC for MPLS clientA client requested a label binding for a new FEC but Zebra was unable to add the FEC to its internal table.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309070Failed to remove FEC for MPLS clientZebra was unable to find and remove an FEC in its internal table.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309072Attempted to perform nexthop update for unknown address familyZebra attempted to perform a nexthop update for unknown address family.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309074Zebra table lookup failedZebra attempted to look up a table for a particular address family and a subsequent address family but didn’t find anything.If you entered a command to trigger this error, make sure you entered the arguments correctly. Check your configuration file for any potential errors. If these look correct, notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309077Table manager used all available IDsZebra’s table manager used up all IDs available to it and can’t assign any more.Reconfigure Zebra with a larger range of table IDs.
ZebraHIGH4043309078Daemon mismatch when releasing table chunksZebra noticed a mismatch between a table ID chunk and a protocol daemon number instance when releasing unused table chunks.Ignore this error.
ZebraHIGH4043309079Zebra did not free any table chunksZebra’s table chunk cleanup procedure ran but no table chunks were released.Ignore this error.
ZebraHIGH4043309080Address family specifier unrecognizedZebra attempted to process information from somewhere that included an address family specifier but did not recognize the provided specifier.Ensure that your configuration is correct. If it is, notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309081Incorrect protocol for table manager clientZebra’s table manager only accepts connections from daemons managing dynamic routing protocols, but received a connection attempt from a daemon that does not meet this criterion.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309082Mismatch between message and client protocol and/or instanceZebra detected a mismatch between a client’s protocol and/or instance numbers versus those stored in a message transiting its socket.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309083Label manager unable to assign label chunkZebra’s label manager was unable to assign a label chunk to client.Ensure that Zebra has a sufficient label range available and that there is not a range collision.
ZebraHIGH4043309084Label request from unidentified clientZebra’s label manager received a label request from an unidentified client.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309085Table manager unable to assign table chunkZebra’s table manager was unable to assign a table chunk to a client.Ensure that Zebra has sufficient table ID range available and that there is not a range collision.
ZebraHIGH4043309086Table request from unidentified clientZebra’s table manager received a table request from an unidentified client.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309088Unknown Netlink message typeZebra received a Netlink message with an unrecognized type field.Verify that you are running the latest version of FRR to ensure kernel compatibility. If the problem persists, notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309090Netlink message length mismatchZebra received a Netlink message with incorrect length fields.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309092Bad sequence number in Netlink messageZebra received a Netlink message with a bad sequence number.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309093Multipath number was out of valid rangeThe multipath number specified to Zebra must be in the appropriate range.Provide a multipath number that is within its accepted range.
ZebraHIGH4043309095Failed to add MAC address to interfaceZebra attempted to assign a MAC address to a VXLAN interface but failed.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309096Failed to delete VNIZebra attempted to delete a VNI entry and failed.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309097Adding remote VTEP failedZebra attempted to add a remote VTEP and failed.Notify a developer.
ZebraHIGH4043309098Adding VNI failedZebra attempted to add a VNI hash to an interface and failed.Notify a developer.