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Very poor Tomato uptime

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by everdred, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. everdred

    everdred Addicted to LI Member

    Hi all,

    I've used DD-WRT for quite a while now, but recently switched to Tomato on one of my two WRT54GLs, mostly for the bandwidth tracking feature. Unfortunately, I've not been getting nearly the uptime I'm used to (30 days or more with DD, 2 days if I'm lucky with Tomato), and I only have Tomato writing bandwidth logs to the NVRAM once per day, so I've been losing bandwidth logs every time this happens.

    I suppose I could set up some other sort of bandwidth logging, but I'd rather figure out why the router with Tomato has so much trouble staying up for a couple of days. Both routers are plugged into the same surge protector, so I think I can rule out power outages. As I mentioned, uptime was fine when this router was running DD.

    Does anyone know where I should begin looking into why this may be the case? I set up remote syslogging so I can look at what's going on when the reboot happens, but I don't see anything happening.

    Here's a log snippet for the last half-hour before my latest reboot, which happened a few hours ago:

    Code:
    Mar 26 17:00:03 192.168.1.200 crond[395]: USER root pid 672 cmd logger -p syslog.info -- -- MARK --
    Mar 26 17:00:03 192.168.1.200 root: -- MARK --
    Mar 26 17:11:25 192.168.1.200 dnsmasq[129]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.1.129 00:1b:9e:3b:xx:xx
    Mar 26 17:11:25 192.168.1.200 dnsmasq[129]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.129 00:1b:9e:3b:xx:xx owner-PC
    Mar 26 17:13:11 192.168.1.200 dnsmasq[129]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.129 00:1b:9e:3b:xx:xx
    Mar 26 17:13:11 192.168.1.200 dnsmasq[129]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.129 00:1b:9e:3b:xx:xx owner-PC
    Mar 26 17:15:30 192.168.1.200 dnsmasq[129]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.1.129 00:1b:9e:3b:xx:xx
    Mar 26 17:15:30 192.168.1.200 dnsmasq[129]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.129 00:1b:9e:3b:xx:xx owner-PC
    Mar 26 17:21:14 192.168.1.200 dnsmasq[129]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.1.129 00:1b:9e:3b:xx:xx
    Mar 26 17:21:14 192.168.1.200 dnsmasq[129]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.129 00:1b:9e:3b:xx:xx owner-PC
    Mar 26 17:29:27 192.168.1.200 kernel: Primary data cache 8kb, linesize 16 bytes (2 ways)
    Mar 26 17:29:27 192.168.1.200 kernel: Linux version 2.4.20 (root@etch) (gcc version 3.2.3 with Broadcom modifications) #1 Sun Dec 14 03:03:26 PST 2008
    Mar 26 17:29:27 192.168.1.200 kernel: Setting the PFC value as 0x15
    Mar 26 17:29:27 192.168.1.200 kernel: Determined physical RAM map:
    Mar 26 17:29:27 192.168.1.200 kernel:  memory: 01000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
    Mar 26 17:29:27 192.168.1.200 kernel: On node 0 totalpages: 4096
    Mar 26 17:29:27 192.168.1.200 kernel: zone(0): 4096 pages.
    Mar 26 17:29:27 192.168.1.200 kernel: zone(1): 0 pages.
    Mar 26 17:29:27 192.168.1.200 kernel: zone(2): 0 pages.
    Mar 26 17:29:27 192.168.1.200 kernel: Kernel command line: root=/dev/mtdblock2 noinitrd console=ttyS0,115200
    Mar 26 17:29:27 192.168.1.200 kernel: CPU: BCM5352 rev 0 at 200 MHz
    Mar 26 17:29:28 192.168.1.200 kernel: Calibrating delay loop... 199.47 BogoMIPS
    Mar 26 17:29:28 192.168.1.200 kernel: Memory: 14464k/16384k available (1336k kernel code, 1920k reserved, 108k data, 64k init, 0k highmem)
    Mar 26 17:29:28 192.168.1.200 kernel: Dentry cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
    Mar 26 17:29:28 192.168.1.200 kernel: Inode cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
    Mar 26 17:29:28 192.168.1.200 kernel: Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
    
    I'm using the latest Tomato release, though this also happened with the previous version as well. I've tried wiping the settings clean and resetting and such, to no avail.

    Any help would be much, much appreciated.
     
  2. everdred

    everdred Addicted to LI Member

  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  4. jdm157

    jdm157 Addicted to LI Member

    Hi, everdred. Yep, the Tomato Firmware v1.23.8513 RAF ND is up solid for me now for 13 days since re-flashing, after having the same problems you did. I am not stressing this router by any stretch of the imagination, however. I have about a dozen wired and wireless clients accessing, including 2 voips. Because of this performance with Tomato, I just picked up another WRT54GL from newegg. They're down to US$65 now, free shipping.
     
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    everdred/jdm157 - Victek has just released 8514 to try to address the wireless power issue, might be worth a try.
     
  6. everdred

    everdred Addicted to LI Member

    Does anyone know if this problem still exists in new releases of Tomato (1.24, 1.25)?
     
  7. everdred

    everdred Addicted to LI Member

    The answer to this is, yes, this still happens on Tomato 1.25. (I had to try it myself.)
     
  8. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    everdred, do you have Intel wireless cards? Any other thoughts as to what might be responsible??
     

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