[OLSR-users] "route" command freezes for a while...

Sven-Ola Tuecke (spam-protected)
Sat May 28 13:23:56 CEST 2005


this is a normal situation AFAIK. OpenWRT comes with enhance IP routing, 
which will introduce a "route changes cache". You may want to add the 
"iproute2" package (the real package, not the busybox iproute2 command). 
Then you are able to issue "ip route flush" prior to "ip route ls" which 
shows the main routing table currently active (the one showing up when 
issuing "route -n"). To investigate further, you may have a look here: 

P.S.: If you are interessted, you may give the Freifunk Firmware a shot. 
This OpenWRT based FW comes with olsrd-0.4.9 + some minor changes, iproute2 
and a web ui already included in the bin file. Refer to 


""Nikolaos Tsarmpopoulos"" <(spam-protected)> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
> Dear users,
> We are using olsrd v0.4.9 with LQ extensions on a testbed of Linksys
> WRT54GS routers running OpenWRT (http://vmesh.inf.uth.gr/) and we have
> found that this version leads to a far more stable network when compared
> to the previous one.
> While experimenting with the new OpenWRT firmware, we found that after
> we run olsrd, the command "route" delays almost a minute before it
> prints out the routing table entries. Interestingly, by restarting olsrd
> a few times and executing "route" in a loop, we found that initially
> "route" prints out the routing table instantly, then suddenly changes
> behaviour and it hangs for a minute before the results show up. I'm not
> sure if this is an olsrd or Linux kernel issue.
> We have crosscompiled olsrd from source (date: 27/05/2005 02:48). We are
> also using the latest OpenWRT version, with Linux kernel version 2.4.30.
> I have not been able to locate the source of this problem yet. In case
> someone else has got a clue, please let us know.
> Best regards,
> Nikos
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