Testing – Update

I would like to give a brief update on the crashes reported in the previous post. As my testing RPi is currently installed in a remote location, I was not able to try other power supplies yet. But thanks to Brandon’s great tip I have activated the BCM2708 watchdog function. The RPi is now automatically rebooting after every crash, thus leaving a downtime of maybe a few minutes per week.

Update, Nov. 1st 2012:
The issue seems to be resolved by setting

vm.min_free_kbytes = 16384

in /etc/sysctl.conf, according to this description:

http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting#Crashes_occur_with_high_network_load

After adding this line, the crashes went away. This fix is included in upgrade #4 as well as the latest image dated 01/11/2012.

I have been trying several different power supplies as well, but it did not really help. In the end, I am just using an old Samsung phone charger now and it just works fine.

10 thoughts on “Testing – Update

  1. Perfect,
    thanks for your job, excellent,
    I need to install g729 codec, how can I do it? Digium website codecs are for x86 processors.

  2. Any update on the new image :) …want to implement this in a small business as well…thanks for all your hard work!

    • This idea has been posted several times already. I have just set up a forum on sourceforge, please feel free to post any ideas for enhancements and new applications there. There is more space on the forum for discussions of any kind.

  3. Hello
    After upgrading system dialed random international numbers and drained my voipdiscount account credit.

    Please send me your email address I will send you the copy of the cdr report.

    It is so strange

    Thank you

    • Don’t use weak passwords (like 12345) on your extensions. If you have weak passwords and your SIP port is open to the public, intruders might phone on your bill.