I am running several (15) PCengines WRAP boards with FreeBSD and M0n0wall
and having the same freezes. I thought it was power; put it on UPS and
froze. I thought it was heat; added fans to my wifi box enclosures, still
freezes. I am not having trouble where my user levels are below 10, but
where I can see 20+ users I am having the freezes. I also see massive
amounts of P2P traffic before freezes, but even with limiting the P2P
traffic to 5% on the Traffic shaper it still freezes (though a bit less
often). I am seeing one error that I can't explain or make go away and that
is numerous "stray IRQ 7", but I can't explain that one either.
I am about to change to Microtik Router boards using the RouterOS. They
have a different CPU chip on their boards and I am hoping that will solve
the problem. Talking to them they say they can handle 100 simultaneous
users as well. I am also today going to test Ikarus OS on one of them. I
have a theory it is the small CPU on my WRAP boards that can't handle the
excessive traffic and seems to lock up the boards.
I have not tested M0n0wall on PCs because that is not where I need it to
run. I am running wireless hot spots so I need the small form factor boards
with wireless capabilities. I have to admit that on my low traffic sites
M0n0wall has never had to be rebooted; but on my heavy use sites keeping
them running is a constant up hill battle.
I have very little hair left as well!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Cherman" <aaronc at morad dot ab dot ca>
To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0s hanging : any progress ?
>> My m0n0 hang this morning at 5am, nothing in my remote syslog. I still
>> don't think that is setup correctly as I don't get much more than packet
>> rule information. Regardless. Hard locked, snmp stopped responding,
>> reboot and it came right back. I am getting ready to switch over to
>> pfsense and see if I have any better luck. If not, I am going to attempt
>> to set up a cluster with two pfsense boxes with one for failover. We'll
>> see how it goes.
> I have made a number of changes that all affect P2P traffic - using my
> NetEnforcer I have forced all P2P traffic (that can be classified) into a
> single virtual channel that I can work with. I have reduced the max
> number of live connection to 80 (only for P2P) and reduced the max
> connections initiated per second to 15. I have also limited the P2P
> traffic to 200 kbps up and 200 down. I still have the nightly reboots,
> and this morning at 6:15 this unit froze up. I have absolutely no hair
> left after pulling it all out. I have also just submitted a purchase
> order this afternoon for a Cisco router. m0n0wall has beaten me. I give
> up... :-( I am almost convinced that P2P traffic has nothing to do
> with the freezes, but where do I go from here?.....
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