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#12629 closed defect (wontfix)

"opkg list" prints "Killed" after "opkg update"

Reported by: wgtdd01@… Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone: Barrier Breaker 14.07
Component: packages Version: Trunk
Keywords: opkg Cc:

Description

Freshly installed 12.09-rc1, from http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09-rc1/brcm47xx/generic/openwrt-wrt54g-squashfs.bin, on Linksys WRT54G v3.1.

The command 'opkg list' works as expected until 'opkg update' is run. Afterwords 'opkg list' prints 'Killed' or crashes the router.

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by jow

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

You're running out of memory, there is not much we can do about it.
In general we do not recommend running 12.09 on legacy broadcom hardware.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by anonymous

You can try activate zRAM

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by anonymous

http://patchwork.openwrt.org/patch/1609/

If configured/activated in kernel-config,

main menu ->

device drivers ->
Staging drivers ->
"Compressed RAM block device support"

we activate a small (4 megabytes) partition in RAM,
which then acts as a normal swap-partition:
http://lwn.net/Articles/388889/

Systems with 16 megabytes RAM (or lower) are then
useable again, which is really a pity at the moment,
e.g. we cannot use 'opkg list | grep foo' at time of
writing on these devices without triggering the oom-killer.

Next step will be a uci-configureable disksize.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by jow

  • Milestone changed from Attitude Adjustment 12.09 to Barrier Breaker 14.07

Milestone Attitude Adjustment 12.09 deleted

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