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 From:  "Joe Lagreca" <joe at BIGnetOnline dot com>
 To:  "Christopher M. Iarocci" <iarocci at eastendsc dot com>
 Cc:  "Roland Giesler" <roland at thegreentree dot za dot net>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] M0n0 on VMWare Server hangs with 100% CPU utilization
 Date:  Sun, 30 Sep 2007 13:37:23 -0700
According to the m0n0wall page, "The recommended amount of RAM for
m0n0wall is 64 MB" (http://m0n0.ch/wall/hardware.php)

You may be referring to 128 MB's minimum for Pfsense.

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On 9/30/07, Christopher M. Iarocci <iarocci at eastendsc dot com> wrote:
> 128M of memory is the minimum requirement these days for m0n0wall.  You
> might want to up it to at least the minimum and test again.  However,
> running a firewall in a VM is probably a bad idea.  I've heard other
> people here having problems doing what you are doing, and yet again
> other people having no problems.  Solutions are not common as far as I
> remember.
>
> Roland Giesler wrote:
> > I have a VMWare Server 1.0.3 build 44356 that runs on Windows XP.  I
> > had wanted to run some Linux distro, but the machine simply refused to
> > even load the kernel so I installed XP.  It's an IBM xSeries 200
> > server with a PIII 800 MHz processor and about 768MB of RAM.  I can
> > load m0n0wall on the box without any problem, but I want to also run a
> > spam filter on it, hence VMWare.
> >
> > It's runs M0n0wall 1.231 in one VM and ESVA Spam filtering & mail
> > stats in another VM.
> >
> > XP is on SP2.
> >
> > Problem is m0n0wall hangs quite often for no apparent reason.  It
> > happens that it runs for a day without problems and then, when it
> > freezes, the CPU is at 100% with the m0n0 VM taking all available
> > cycles is seems.
> >
> > There was an issue like this towards the end of 2006 with an earlier
> > version of m0n0wall, but that seems to have been resolved, yet I have
> > no idea what to do to fix this.
> >
> > Is this a VMWare issue or is is m0n0wall?  The other VM (ESVA) runs
> > fine, uses much more RAM and CPU than m0n0wall, yet never freezes,
> > which to me seems to point at something thats wrong with m0n0wall.  On
> > the other hand I have other m0n0walls running the same version without
> > any problem, but none on a VMware VM.  I have changed the amount of
> > RAM allocated to the m0n0 VM, and am on 64M at this stage, but none of
> > it seems to make a difference.
> >
> > Insights, pointers or comments please?
> >
> > regards
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
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