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enderandrew
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Old 07-16-2020 , 16:04   Two Questions
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I have two questions I can't seem to find good answers for.

1. There are cheaters, trolls and spam-bots. People maintain systems like Sourcebans to track the people they are banning. But are there are public ban lists people could/should adopt?

2. **Error: ed_alloc no free edicts** So I installed a bunch of Sourcemod plugins to play around with and quickly found my server crashing. i did through the logs and find this error message and research it. It seems like the engine has a hard limit of 2048 entities. Go over it, and you crash. Even better, the engine isn't very good at consistently releasing unused entities. There were two extensions that were designed to help with this, but no one has recently compiled versions that work. How can I find which plugins are the worst offenders on my server for creating a bunch of entities or deal with this issue?

https://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?t=186830

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Old 07-17-2020 , 04:34   Re: Two Questions
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I have two questions I can't seem to find good answers for.

1. There are cheaters, trolls and spam-bots. People maintain systems like Sourcebans to track the people they are banning. But are there are public ban lists people could/should adopt?
https://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?t=301477
https://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?p=2531122

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2. **Error: ed_alloc no free edicts** So I installed a bunch of Sourcemod plugins to play around with and quickly found my server crashing. i did through the logs and find this error message and research it. It seems like the engine has a hard limit of 2048 entities. Go over it, and you crash. Even better, the engine isn't very good at consistently releasing unused entities. There were two extensions that were designed to help with this, but no one has recently compiled versions that work. How can I find which plugins are the worst offenders on my server for creating a bunch of entities or deal with this issue?

https://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?t=186830

Thanks!
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enderandrew
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Old 07-17-2020 , 15:18   Re: Two Questions
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That is disappointing. If the server is receiving API calls constantly to check against the ban list, that is going to have a CPU cost as they mentioned. I think a more inexpensive approach (if someone wanted to revive the project) would be to have a flat file people download with the current ban data updated daily. You only have an API call if someone wants to report a user to add them to the list.

As for no one reporting or contributing to the list you could have an integration with Sourcebans where on first run it exports your ban list as API calls to the service.

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and what map it crashed on
I can reproduce the crash consistently right now on tiny Arena maps, every one I try when I have TheHiddenModRedux enabled. I had that mod working for me earlier, but now it always causes the **Error: ed_alloc no free edicts** error when I load any Arena map. If I disable that one plugin, I can load Arena maps just fine.

https://pastebin.com/9mAx3RtQ

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