Rflow causing PC shutdown problems (BUG?)

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by knoddy, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. knoddy

    knoddy LI Guru Member

    Hi All,

    I have a Linksys WRT54GL v1.1 running DD-WRT v23 SP1 Final (05/16/06) stfd. Monitoring several connections using Rflow Collector v3.0.

    I have a reproducable problem on my WinXP Pro SP2 pc. I cannot shutdown my pc using 'Start', 'Shutdown' with Rflow running. I can shut it down if a manually close Rflow first. It seems Windows cannot terminate the thread.

    Of course it may be some bizarre interaction with some other software I run, so I wondered if anybody else had the same problems? Or is this a definate bug?

    Also.... is there anyway to avoid having to press the 'OK' button on startup. I like to run it off my Startup menu and would just like it to minimize to the system tray without having to press 'ok' and then manually minimizing it.
  2. LaZyPhOoL

    LaZyPhOoL LI Guru Member

    Got the same issue, I just close RFlow first...figure it's not that big of a deal, though sometimes that won't work either if the computer's been on for like a week. Does your QoS work? Mine doesn't seem to and no one's been able to suggest anything yet.
  3. knoddy

    knoddy LI Guru Member

    Sounds like a bug then.

    Anybody else? Is this widespread? If it is I might drop an email to the author.

    QOS? You mean from DD-WRT? I have it setup. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure if it's working.

    I haven't tried to max out my other clients yet, this will involve some testing and I haven't got around to it.

    Don't forget that it only works on upload anyway (which in general has the effect of squeezing downloads).
  4. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

  5. LaZyPhOoL

    LaZyPhOoL LI Guru Member

    So QOS doesn't really help with excessive download, or limiting a download on a machine? I thought it would prioritize so that certain machines would be able to get the priorities to view webpages and slow the download/upload on other machines while doing so....is there anything for limiting the download of a certain machine?
  6. knoddy

    knoddy LI Guru Member

    Hmmm.... read through the thread. I agree with the guy that says it's poorly written.

    Not being able to terminate the thread is a pretty obvious bug, I'm amazed it was missed.
  7. knoddy

    knoddy LI Guru Member

    My QOS knowledge is pretty rudimentary... but this is what I have picked up:-

    DD-WRT doesn't cap the speed itself, the QOS merely gives priority of one type of connection (MAC address, IP address, P2P... whatever) over another. So if your you're not using your connection for anything else and have your P2P set as bulk it will still get full speed.

    I read a thread somewhere (can't remember where, I had a quick look for it and couldn't find it again) that you can't limit the download speed because this is controlled by your ISP. ie the data is just shoved down the line and your router has to distribute it around your network wherever it has to go. It could drop packets, but what's the point of that?

    You can control the upload speed. As packets are fed to you (downloading) the other end waits for a reply to say you got it ok. If you limit the speed at which your network sends back the reply packets this has the effect of controlling your download speed, because the other end is waiting for an answer.

    Anyone feel free to correct me. <grin>
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