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Tarifa re-start/time overflow ~8days

Discussion in 'Tarifa Firmware' started by ringer004, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. ringer004

    ringer004 LI Guru Member

    Hi all,
    New forum member. I've been using using Tarifa b032 on a WRT54G V3 and it's been very reliable so far.

    I just have a question, since I'm not sure if this is normal. I do no use this as a typical router. I'm using this as an access point, with the ethernet connected to a LAN port. With this configuration, it does not obtain a date/time from the internet. This is because this only works from the WAN interface, from what I've read so far.

    Now the question. Does the 'uptime' display on the status page rollover to zero at a specific time. Twice now, I've noticed that the uptime resets back to zero after about 8 days of uptime. Does Tarifa auto reboot after this time? Is there simply an overflow in the number used to display this parameter?

    This is really just a curiosity, I'm just wondering if something is broken, or if this is normal behavior for this firmware.

    Other than this oddity, everything works perfectly.
    Mike
     
  2. jchuit

    jchuit Network Guru Member

    Thanks,

    WRT54G v2.2 to v3.1 use a clock freq of 216 Mhz, this differs from the standard 200 Mhz. These models can't work stable on 200 Mhz (this has to do with the specs of the RAM chips and Linux)

    Tarifa Firmware doesn't reboot the router, however it is possible that these reboots come out of the Broadcom driver, as a kind of watchdog.

    I had routers in the same setup, that do 200 days => 8 days shouldn't be a problem.

    Maybe there are old NVRAM values in the router => restore factory default and setup the router again.
     
  3. ringer004

    ringer004 LI Guru Member

    Thanks for responding.

    I'm 2 days into the last reboot and/or start over. I'll wait until the next occurence (like in 6 days) to see if this happens again.

    "Maybe there are old NVRAM values in the router => restore factory default and setup the router again"

    I did do this when I set up the router the last time:
    1) hard reset using the button on the back for about 35 seconds.
    2) factory defaults using firmware.
    3) configure router, in its present state.

    But if this happens a third time, I'll do the above process again.

    FYI: I use 3 unique laptops that connect, as well as a Wii console. I've had some suspicions about the Wii (like excessive DHCP renewals), so I converted the Wii to a wired connection.
     
  4. ringer004

    ringer004 LI Guru Member

    Still running after 12 days....

    After my last post, I added a cron to my router (Linux PC) to monitor the status of the WRT54G every 15 minutes (with wget & grep). And after 12 days, the router is still working fine. So I'm not exactly sure what happened, other than I changed the Wii to a wired connection. I changed the cron to 4 times per day, and we'll see what happens.

    Excerpt from data log below:

    Tue Aug 12 22:44:33 CDT 2008 00:18:13 up 6 days, 18 min, load average: 0.16, 0.03, 0.01
    Tue Aug 12 22:45:11 CDT 2008 00:18:51 up 6 days, 18 min, load average: 0.08, 0.02, 0.00
    Tue Aug 12 22:48:28 CDT 2008 00:22:08 up 6 days, 22 min, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 12 23:05:30 CDT 2008 00:39:10 up 6 days, 39 min, load average: 0.05, 0.04, 0.00
    Tue Aug 12 23:17:02 CDT 2008 00:50:41 up 6 days, 50 min, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 12 23:32:02 CDT 2008 01:05:41 up 6 days, 1:05, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 12 23:47:01 CDT 2008 01:20:40 up 6 days, 1:20, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Wed Aug 13 00:02:02 CDT 2008 01:35:40 up 6 days, 1:35, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Wed Aug 13 00:17:02 CDT 2008 01:50:41 up 6 days, 1:50, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Wed Aug 13 00:32:01 CDT 2008 02:05:40 up 6 days, 2:05, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Wed Aug 13 00:47:02 CDT 2008 02:20:40 up 6 days, 2:20, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    .
    .
    .
    .
    Tue Aug 19 17:32:02 CDT 2008 19:02:26 up 12 days, 19:02, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 19 17:47:02 CDT 2008 19:17:26 up 12 days, 19:17, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 19 18:02:01 CDT 2008 19:32:25 up 12 days, 19:32, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 19 18:17:02 CDT 2008 19:47:25 up 12 days, 19:47, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 19 18:32:02 CDT 2008 20:02:25 up 12 days, 20:02, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 19 18:47:02 CDT 2008 20:17:24 up 12 days, 20:17, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 19 19:02:02 CDT 2008 20:32:24 up 12 days, 20:32, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 19 19:17:01 CDT 2008 20:47:24 up 12 days, 20:47, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 19 19:32:02 CDT 2008 21:02:24 up 12 days, 21:02, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 19 19:47:02 CDT 2008 21:17:24 up 12 days, 21:17, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 19 20:02:01 CDT 2008 21:32:23 up 12 days, 21:32, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tue Aug 19 20:17:02 CDT 2008 21:47:23 up 12 days, 21:47, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
     

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