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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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mountainman



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW, I just upgraded to 3.8.0 from 3.6 using the package manager. No issues at all, if anything memory usage is slightly down and performance seems somewhat better (though it might just be a slow night). I did not install the 64 bit kernel.
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afroIT



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:57 pm    Post subject: v3.8 random reboots on Proxmox vm Reply with quote

Hi group,

I keep getting random reboots on my ZS, running on Proxmox host.
version 3.8 keeps rebooting randomly.
I have tried clean installs, and also upgrades.
The results are the same.
Everytime I go back to v3.7.1, it works again fine.

The vm has the following features:
2GB RAM
5GB HDD
2 x network devices Intel E1000 (vmbr0 and vmbr2)


Disk details seem good, I can see available space:
root@zs ~> df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
tmpfs 1011M 16M 996M 2% /
/dev/sr0 275M 275M 0 100% /cdrom
shm 1011M 0 1011M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/vda4 4.0G 3.2G 580M 85% /DB
/DB/_DB.002 4.0G 3.2G 580M 85% /Database


Admin logs show the reboots follow no time_related pattern:
00:14:24 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS and ZeroShell 3.8.0
01:07:01 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS and ZeroShell 3.8.0
04:27:08 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS and ZeroShell 3.8.0
06:16:46 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS and ZeroShell 3.8.0
12:20:54 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS and ZeroShell 3.8.0
12:48:09 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS and ZeroShell 3.8.0
12:57:58 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS and ZeroShell 3.8.0
15:40:36 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS and ZeroShell 3.8.0
16:41:11 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS and ZeroShell 3.8.0
17:47:12 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS and ZeroShell 3.8.0
20:02:51 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS and ZeroShell 3.8.0
20:32:51 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS and ZeroShell 3.8.0


I cannot see a reason for reboot.
Proxmox vm running the zeroshell does not report error either, it shows it's up all the time.

Do you recommend anywhere else to check?
My workaround is to go back to v3.7.1, but might not be a safe choice.

Any feedback would be kindly appreciated.
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DrmCa



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd downgrade and leave it, your config is way over what ZS needs, so the new kernel would be the only thing to blame.
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Montikore



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you try to switch between 32bits and 64bits versions?
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afroIT



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Fixed Reply with quote

Thanks @Montikore.
Oversight with that one. It did fix it. It's been running stable for the past 14 hours.

After switching to v3.8, I downloaded the 64-bit kernel and switched to it.
It's fixed now, working and stable.
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afroIT



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:15 pm    Post subject: unstable again--- I am downgrading Reply with quote

Well... since yesterday, it started misbehaving again. I am downgrading.
I have OpenVPN tunnels between 4 sites, maybe the restarts have to do with unstable VPN links, it is the only abnormality I see with this particular Zeroshell vm.

I will downgrade back to v3.7.1 and cross fingers. Maybe in the meantime, I will restore an existing vm backup and continue checking why this is happening.

LOG
02:55:34 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
03:51:03 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
04:27:49 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
04:55:19 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
05:01:27 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
05:25:05 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
05:33:14 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
06:21:04 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
06:38:06 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
07:31:59 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
07:50:42 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
08:07:18 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
09:05:51 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
09:11:56 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
10:02:17 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
10:22:16 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
12:29:08 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
12:32:36 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
13:25:35 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
13:43:59 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
15:04:20 SUCCESS: System successfully started with Linux kernel 4.9.36-ZS-64 and ZeroShell 3.8.0
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