[Olsr-users] Strange Ping Problem

Henning (spam-protected)
Sun May 22 14:09:18 CEST 2011

On Saturday 21 May 2011 22:44:26 Markus Kittenberger wrote:
> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 5:26 PM, Sven Schindler <(spam-protected)>wrote:
> > > something that 0.5.6 r7 probably not be able to do as its too old,.
> > 
> > Unfortunately I have to use this version. It's a requirement for the
> > university project I'm currently on.
> hmm tell your "university" its a bad idea to insist on usage of old (and
> therfore unsupported) versions of open source software,..
I have to agree with Markus on this.

0.5.6-r7 has been a really bad apple in the 0.5.6 history. Olsrd contained a 
small memory leak for long time (and nobody found it), but with the r7 release 
one optimization we did accidently made it a lot worse. Which was a good thing 
because we were able to fix it pretty quickly and a bad thing, because Debian 
took exactly this version for their unstable branch.

There have been 385 commits in the stable branch since 0.5.6-r7. One of them 
might fix your problem. Others have fixed a lot of other problems.

So maybe it would be a good idea to talk with the leader of your group at 
university about the bad choice of OLSRd version. Maybe you can persuade them 
to change to a reasonable one.

Henning Rogge

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