wrt54gl v1.28 memory leak?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by tom sloan, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. tom sloan

    tom sloan New Member Member

    been up for 15 days. avail mem started at 6300 and goes down slowly every day...currently at 4400. all logging turned off. is this normal?
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Exactly which firmware version and date? I recall a checkbox somewhere to 'count cache memory as available'? I thought these old devices were now in museums!
  3. tom sloan

    tom sloan New Member Member

    Tomato Firmware v1.28.7636 Toastman-IPT-ND ND Std
    - Linux kernel and Broadcom Wireless Driver updates
    - Support for additional router models, dual-band and Wireless-N mode.

    ya i have checked that checkbox
  4. Sean B.

    Sean B. LI Guru Member

    Telnet or ssh into the router and run the command: top .. if it's included with that build you'll get a list of the processes. Press M .. this will order them by memory usage, see which one is using the most. If you're running optware or entware etc, and don't already have htop, I'd recommend it. Htop has a much cleaner interface and lists the information in a much more readable fashion.
  5. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    WRT54GL was only 4MB flash 16MB ram, no usb, I don't think Entware an option. Comparing top output from just after boot with that after a few hours may help identify which process has a memory leak.
  6. tom sloan

    tom sloan New Member Member

    moved from Tomato Firmware v1.28.7636 Toastman-IPT-ND ND Std to shibby Tomato Firmware 1.28.0000 MIPSR1-132 K26 Mini.

    no more memory shrinkage. i was using all default settings and turned off everything that uses memory in toastman. dont understand how no one else would see the memory problem.
  7. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    I think the problem is that very few people are still using WRT54s in 2017. My N66 struggles with my internet connection at home, a 54GL would be completely overwhelmed.
  8. tom sloan

    tom sloan New Member Member

    thanks, good point. my 54GL loafs along serving up my lousy verizon dsl :)
  9. Justio

    Justio Networkin' Nut Member

    Seems that there are few:
    And tomato anon does not count toastman's versions - take me for example :)) or other firmware projects running on 54GL's.
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