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  1. #1 Samba Problem with big files

    I cannot write big files (above 30MEG). Windows (XP and 98) claims, device not available, after looking for about a minute. Sometimes WL rebootes.
    Once a 30 Meg file writing worked. But never again.
    The file is in the USB-disk directory then apearing, but trashed.

    Reading big files is possible.
    Read/Write with FTP works.
    WL is in Home Gateaway mode.

    Tested with different USB drives (Flash and 40GB-HD)
    It lookes like the error is in the Sambaserver.
    Can it be that the machine is out of RAM? How to free some RAM?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Russian Federation
    Caching/buffering problem when ramfs is in use (flashed firmware use ram as virtual disk).
    You may want to switch to rootfs and avoid using ramfs completely.

  3. #3
    I've had this problem too. As I am a Linux n00b, can you please explain to me how to go from ramfs to rootfs?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Russian Federation
    There was a post in the forum which describes the necessary changes to switch off ramfs. Use search.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    I've had this problem tonight as well. Linux is dropping services because of low free RAM.

    I'm not planing on moving to rootfs boot so I need to add some RAM. Would it be a possibility to add swap space or will this not help?

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