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gm7urd
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Whoops! OLSR is not running, try again later.

Hi Guys,

Recently updated to latest firmware, 3.18.9.0

Im receiving “Whoops! OLSR is not running, try again later.” 

No nodes displayed.

The device is an AirRouter set to client tunnel mode, also linked via RF. 

1. Tunnel client shows active connection
2. RF nodes are seeing the AirRouter
3. RF nodes cannot see anything past AirRouter
4. Have power cycled several times and waited a few hours... No change.

Any suggestions?

May I add that the device was working for a good few days without issue. 

Any help, is very much appreciated.

Regards,
David 

AE6XE
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Are you able to download the

Are you able to download the support data, bottom of the Administration page from setup?   I'd suspect lack of RAM, how many tunnels are defined?   OLSR is one of the bigger RAM users.  As such, it is top of the hit list for the linux kernel to kill when out-of-memory conditions get to the point the operating system can't operate anymore.

Joe AE6XE

gm7urd
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support data

Good morning/evening Joe,

Thank you for getting back to me.

There are 3 enabled tunnels, 2 have an active connection, 1 shows that its inactive though i can trace route to it.

Memory-wise (just now whilst seeming to be operational):-

flash = 648 KB
/tmp = 13820 KB
memory = 4900 KB
Total = 515 
Nodes = 135


How do those numbers look?

Also yes, I have downloaded the support data and attached to the message FYI.

The device seems to be up again though; there was a power outage for several hours that took out the RF nodes also (not on USP yet)... I wonder if that had any part to play?

Hopefully, the support data file will shed some light on the issue, if not then if/when in future this reoccurs, I will repost with that file.

I assume then, that for lower memory devices more tunnels are not advised given the required RAM allocations?

Regards
David GM7URD



 

gm7urd
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OLSR down again

Hi Joe,

Didnt have to wait too long:)

Have attached the new support file.

Yesterday evening the node seemed to be operational again.

So this morning, first thing I went to check and found that I was unable to see the node from my RF link... To give you and idea, I was accessing the network from an AirGrid -> RocketM5->dtd->RocketM2 -> AirRouter

Yesterday I was able to see the AirRouter, however today the AirRouter was not visible.

When I was able to get physical access this afternoon, I found that it was to routing traffic from the raspberry pi to the internet (Xastir onto the APRS servers). This is running as an IGate for local 2 meter APRS, and was also displaying Inet only traffic. I was able to trace route to 2 out of 3 tunnel servers activated on the AirRouter but not to any 10.x.x.x. on the RF side.

Took a picture, but cant seem to resize to meet the upload requirements, though here are the data:-
uptime 1 day, 16:23
load average 0.47, 0.49, 0.37

free space:
flash = 648KB
/tmp 13780 KB
memory = 3620 KB

OLSR Entries:
Total = 0
Nodes = 0

Cheers
David GM7URD

P.S. I have also reduced the tunnel servers to a single local connection, to see if this improves the stability given your comment on the kernel. (Is there an method/option to use a USB memory stick as RAM, as with JFFS2 and fstab? Not even sure thats possible?)

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