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Zeroshell 3.8.0 released today

 
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saraara



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Zeroshell 3.8.0 released today Reply with quote

Zeroshell 3.8.0 has been released today.

Is it safe to upgrade without loosing configuration settings? What improvements has been added?

Fulvio can you please reply?
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reaperz



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I upgraded several different routers to 3.8.0 and works fine.

But do not, I repeat DO NOT INSTALL 64-bit kernel!

After choosing "64-Bit Kernel 4.9.36 " to boot, my routers did not come up.

Needed physical intervention.

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DrmCa



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would wait at least a few months
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pLastUn



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 64-bit kernel running.
32-bit is not good, consumes a lot of RAM!
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pLastUn



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrmCa wrote:
I would wait at least a few months


Fulvio writes "The upgrading to this release is recommended."
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cdpearce



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was the bad 64-bit experience running on raw hardware? Or in some VM environment? I am running ZS on raw hardware.

Out of interest, what is the recovery procedure if it fails to boot? How easy is it to get the system to boot from the other kernel slot with the known-good system? I haven't needed to try it yet, and would rather figure out how before the system is broken instead of afterwards!
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DrmCa



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pLastUn wrote:
DrmCa wrote:
I would wait at least a few months


Fulvio writes "The upgrading to this release is recommended."


Over my 25 year IT career I heard and ignored many recommendations to upgrade, which saved me from having too much gray hair and wasting too much time and $$ on recovering from downtime.

If you are looking for the latest example, look no further than .NET 4.7 fiasco with Exchange, which is not only affecting Exchange actually.

OMG, the above memory utilization is horrible. I've never been over 126 MB in the last 10 or so years, even after a year of uptime. And I've always been running a 32 bit kernel.
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reaperz



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cdpearce wrote:
Was the bad 64-bit experience running on raw hardware? Or in some VM environment? I am running ZS on raw hardware.

Out of interest, what is the recovery procedure if it fails to boot? How easy is it to get the system to boot from the other kernel slot with the known-good system? I haven't needed to try it yet, and would rather figure out how before the system is broken instead of afterwards!


I am currently managing total of 6 Zeroshell routers. 5 of them are physical, 1 in virtualbox. All currently running 3.8.0, 32-bit. Memory usage currently between 90 and 120MB. 2 failed upgrade routers were physical.

Recovery procedure was simple: connect keyboard and display, restart router. And then select previous kernel from boot menu. Later uninstall problematic 64-bit kernel package from web interface.

DrmCa: I am also usually "if it works, don fix it" kind of IT-guy. But I have had so good experience with upgrading Zeroshell before, so I mistakenly expected it to work out fine this time too.

Mistake was also running kernel upgrade in 2 routers at the same time. Should have just upgraded my home router and seen it did not work. Would have saved me driving around the city on friday evening Very Happy

I won't touch this 64-bit kernel until next release.

If it matters, then my upgrade path was:

3.7.1 (4.4.39) --> 4.4.39 64-bit kernel --> 4.9.27 64-bit kernel --> 3.80 (4.9.36) --> 4.9.36 64-bit kernel (boot fail)
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alpha_wall



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just upgraded to 3.8 and the 64 bit kernel.
The process was flawless and worked just fine, no big issue memory usage seems to be stable or actually slightly lower.
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iulyb



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrmCa wrote:
I would wait at least a few months


I am stuck at 3.7.1 with 4.9.27-ZS , 32 bits.
I tried 3.8 on a vbox dev env in order to compile apu drivers but dev env is still broken, I get segmentation fault error when I try to compile the kernel.

As for memory utilization.. never paid attention:
Memory 3629532 kB (5% used)
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DrmCa



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's around 177 MB and is pretty low.
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Montikore



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI, i faced a quite big issue : the update modified my admin password!!! (i had to boot a live linux to retrieve it), and transform all $ characters to _ characters...
Don't know about other characters...
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