Is it bad if I run snmpd off of /jffs?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by sauce, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. sauce

    sauce Network Guru Member

    Tomato only supports CIFS. I don't have a CIFS server on my LAN. Only AFP (Mac) and NFS (Linux). It would be a pain to set one up just for Tomato to run a small binary off of so I tried to install it on /jffs and it works fine. Is this okay? I read about it being bad to have constant read/writes to JFFS but afaik after the snmpd (and it's conf) is read into memory, it becomes resident and there are no additional read/writes to the filesystem.
  2. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    this is correct. no problem in having snmpd and its configuration file in jffs.
  3. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Infinite reads are no problem, it's writes you have to worry about on flash. As bogderpirat stated, you're fine.

  4. sauce

    sauce Network Guru Member

    Wow, that multi-page SNMPD tutorial thread is really misleading. You have to do lots of extra work to get it working with CIFS. This is way easier.
  5. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    if i don't remember incorrectly, you don't have 900KiB of space for the snmpd binary on 4MiB flash routers, which most people have. storing the binary on a network device is the next best thing.
    another idea is to store the binary on the internet and write a script that wgets it upon wan-up, unless it's already in /tmp.
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