Slice bounds out of range

Hi all,

I'm running Packetbeat on an Ubuntu system with Postgres 9.2 and keep seeing the following in syslog:

Jan 13 15:43:24 cat-prod-pg92 /usr/bin/packetbeat[26499]: log.go:113: ParsePgsql exception. Recovering, but please report this: runtime error: slice bounds out of range.
Jan 13 15:43:24 cat-prod-pg92 /usr/bin/packetbeat[26499]: log.go:114: Stacktrace: /go/src/ (0x48c5c6)#012/usr/local/go/src/runtime/asm_amd64.s:437 (0x47d8fe)#012/usr/local/go/src/runtime/panic.go:423 (0x44d4f9)#012/usr/local/go/src/runtime/panic.go:18 (0x44ba39)#012/go/src/ (0x512203)#012/go/src/ (0x5146de)#012/go/src/ (0x51515d)#012/go/src/ (0x521093)#012/go/src/ (0x5221cd)#012/go/src/ (0x6c8ad1)#012/go/src/ (0x5337a9)#012/go/src/ (0x422f2b)#012/usr/local/go/src/runtime/asm_amd64.s:1696 (0x47fc41)

I've added the snaplen setting as per but this doesn't seem to help.

My packetbeat config is as follows:

device: any
snaplen: 65535
ports: [5432]
enabled: true
hosts: ["dev-ingress1:10614", "dev-ingress2.10614"]
disabled: false
certificate_authorities: ["/etc/ssl/certs/dev-beats-ca.pem"]
insecure: false

Ubuntu 12.04.5
packetbeat 1.0.1
postgres 9.2.13-1.pgdg12.4+1

Any ideas about the cause of this and how I can solve it? Thanks!

We've some fixes in 1.1, but still unsure about problem being fixed or still persist. Any attempts to reproduce failed.

Can you try with packetbeat 1.1 nightlies:

You can follow the issue on github:

Hi @steffens

I'm now running 1.2.0~nightly160112155654 with the same config, but still getting this error.

Is there any other info you want about the system?


we're still trying to reproduce this problem for being able to debug and fix the issue. Unfortunately it's still hiding. We're still in need for a good trace.

See this github comment for a small shell script trying to capture and validate a trace reproducing the issue.

Please use github issue #565 for discussions, as we treat this as a bug.