[App_rpt-users] Repeater Stuck Locked open for 18 hrs - > FIX

David McGough kb4fxc at inttek.net
Mon Apr 23 22:16:48 EDT 2018


Benjamin,

LOL.... I think you missed the original post. See: 
http://lists.allstarlink.org/pipermail/app_rpt-users/2018-April/018382.html

This discussion was about an embedded PC with these specs (NOT an RPi2/3):

Computer type and information:
Intel Atom D2700 @ 2.13GHz
Memory 4GB
Intel SSD 
Pico Power Supply 12

As embedded systems go, that would appear to be a very reasonable setup. 
I've got many with roughly the same specs. And, in general, they don't 
skip a beat.

As for RPi3B boards, well, I've replaced all my embedded AllStar PC's at 
this point. And, the RPi3B's don't skip a beat either. In fact, I'm seeing 
even better reliability with the Pi's than with the PC's. But, it didn't 
start out that way. I figured where the weaknesses were with the RPi 
systems and solved those problems. Now, my RPi3B boards run until I reboot 
them, wherever they're located...Like this system at the top of a TV 
tower:

[root at repeater-444850 asterisk]# uptime
 22:10:13 up 183 days, 10:58,  1 user,  load average: 0.12, 0.05, 0.03
[root at repeater-444850 asterisk]# cpu_stats.sh 

		Current CPU stats
		-----------------
cpuinfo_cur_freq = 1200 MHz.
cpuinfo_max_freq = 1200 MHz.
cpuinfo_min_freq = 1200 MHz.
cpuinfo_transition_latency = 355000
cpu frequency ondemand up threshold = 95
cpu frequency scaling governor = ondemand
Current CPU Temperature = 41C / 105F
Core volt=1.2500V
sdram core volt=1.2000V
sdram I/O volt=1.2000V
sdram PHY volt=1.2250V
BogoMIPS : 38.40 X 4 CORES




73, David KB4FXC




On Mon, 23 Apr 2018, Benjamin Naber wrote:

> DIAL 8.x on a dell latitude 530 laptop and RA-35


in the last three years of running, never once was there an issue with
ASL that I did not cause.

RPi's are great and all that, I guess, but, duuuuude, they suck for
reliability!

if I were to throw darts, I would venture to say 85% of the issues here
and "there" and directly RPi and crappy sound fob IC related.

By *NO* means is this discrediting the authors of ASL, a lot of work
has been put forth to deal with silly Pi's... aka SD card eaters!

Saving 20W of power is not worth the headache. 



~Benjamin, KB9LFZ


On Mon, 2018-04-23 at 16:58 -0400, David McGough wrote:
> Hi Loren,
> 
> Do you know about what time on Sunday the lock-up started?
> 
> ...Just curious. 
> 
> 73, David KB4FXC
> 
> 
> On Mon, 23 Apr 2018, Loren Tedford wrote:
> 
> > Yeah I couldn't get DTMF to pass to the repeater to do an old
> > fashioned 
> 
> reboot to the system.. We might just have to put a tot timer back on
> the 
> cm200's What concerns me about this is how random it occurred again
> we 
> had no issues up until Sunday makes me wonder if its not hardware
> that 
> has gone bad some where along the line in process.. At the moment I
> am 
> using another motherboard and processor along with new sticks of ram
> and 
> a different SSD.. Considering doing some test over the next week
> prior to 
> putting my repeaters back online.. 
> > 
> > If you wish to sort through what I have recovered and give me your 
> 
> thoughts and opinions of what went wrong please do! Here is the 
> information that I have gathered.. Again was not able to access
> /var/log/ 
> folder But I did capture all audio files from the archive directory..
> > 
> > The /var/log folder was my mistake I was trying to rush things..
> > 
> > 
> 
> <snip>
> > 
> > 
> > Loren Tedford (KC9ZHV) 
> > Phone Main: 1+ (631) 686 – 8878 Option 1
> > Fax: 1-618-551-2755
> > Email: loren at lorentedford.com
> > Email: KC9ZHV at KC9ZHV.com
> > http://www.lorentedford.com
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> > 
> 
> <snip>
> 
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