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by georgep
06 Jul 2019, 11:48
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I've been looking into this the last few days (almost full time) and I found something which does allow me to trigger this effect. <<snip>> But at least I'm glad I have some reproducible setup which does a great job in debugging this. Finally some progress, but no solution yet. @TD-er : Thank you s...
by georgep
27 Jun 2019, 15:36
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Short time before reset occurs the web pages get incredibly slow. I've seen exactly that behaviour too - and though I can't correlate it to any rebooting there is clearly "something going on" that isn't right. We had a mains power outage here this morning so all of my devices restarted .. and withi...
by georgep
26 Jun 2019, 15:15
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

The Syslogging doesn't say anything, it just stops. Yeah I've found that too. I've set the highest level of debug on rsyslog yet never seen anything useful relating to a reboot. I would kind of assume that "Manual Reboot" means that someone clicked the 'Reboot' button on the 'Tools' screen - but if...
by georgep
26 Jun 2019, 12:52
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Did you add the capacitors to the the Wemos (or ESP8266) you are using (as I think that will make a world of difference) ? I did. On the D1 mini I soldered a tantalum bead (remember those? 🤔) and a 0.1uF ceramic in parallel across each of the 5v and 3.3v rails, as close as I could get them. I also ...
by georgep
26 Jun 2019, 10:16
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Since I set up my test units with various firmwares *none* have rebooted... Local Time: 2019-06-26 09:13:25 Uptime: 2 days 19 hours 15 minutes Load: 2.50% (LC=5498) CPU Eco Mode: false Free Mem: 20344 (14944 - sendContentBlocking) Free Stack: 3552 (1440 - LoadTaskSettings) Heap Max Free Block: 17192...
by georgep
24 Jun 2019, 09:04
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Also the rules processing should deserve some extra attention. These 2 are mainly related to rules processing, but I am not sure if it is the main cause of the WD reboots we're looking into now, since it may also reboot when rules are not enabled. The most unstable of my units (it would struggle to...
by georgep
23 Jun 2019, 19:05
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I think it's great to have a few people here all looking at the issues - it may yet lead to some answers ;) As of today I have three test units running various versions: * Sonoff Basic: "Stable" build 120 - core 2.3.0 * Sonoff Basic: "Alleged stable" ESP_Easy_mega-20180522_normal_ESP8285_1024.bin * ...
by georgep
23 Jun 2019, 15:12
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Just so as not to repeat exactly what others are doing I decided to try ESP_Easy_mega-20190607_normal_core_260_sdk222_alpha_ESP8266_4M.bin
I'm seeing more free memory than before too.
Let's see how this goes...
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by georgep
23 Jun 2019, 12:47
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Wiki wrote:
23 Jun 2019, 12:32
The core version of the release 2018-05-22 is definitely 2.4.1
Once I've added some capacitors I reckon I'll erase and then flash a fresh copy of ESP_Easy_mega-20190607_normal_core_241_ESP8266_4M.bin (unless anyone here would rather I tested something else) and we'll see how that goes :)
by georgep
23 Jun 2019, 12:16
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

It's interesting that your board and mine appear so different. Mine are undoubtedly 'clone' boards bought cheaply from Banggood... [[I've not linked any images on here before so let's see how this works]] https://i.ibb.co/8DKrfPS/IMG-20190623-083106.jpg https://i.ibb.co/6sHQSTM/IMG-20190623-083123.j...
by georgep
23 Jun 2019, 09:40
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

So I do have all Elektor magazines (in Dutch) back to 2 years before I was born :) (born in 1976) Wow! I remember those magazines - very advanced for that time I think, and I too learned a lot from them. Around 1976 I was starting my first job in electronics design (born 1956) when surface mount te...
by georgep
23 Jun 2019, 08:26
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

So far the Wemos has been running for 620 minutes without rebooting (which is a dramatic improvement). I just thought I'd share this with the forum as other people could try it and see if it helps their situation. Hi David. Thanks for the suggestions - this all makes perfect sense to me. There is o...
by georgep
22 Jun 2019, 15:37
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I put one of my nodes back to the 120 version and this is [believe it or not!] one of my best uptimes since I started with ESP Easy some weeks ago :shock: System Time: 14:22 Load: 9% (LC=27869) Uptime: 1033 minutes Wifi RSSI: -76 dB IP: 192.168... GW: 192.168... Build: 120 Core Version: 2_3_0 Unit: ...
by georgep
20 Jun 2019, 17:42
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

ThomasB wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 17:17
Try the R120 release. When I was using it, it never rebooted.
But in my installation it required a power cycle if WiFi was lost, which would occur whenever I rebooted my router.
Thanks @ThomasB - I'll give that a try :)
by georgep
20 Jun 2019, 15:07
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I still regret we made the change to core 2.4.x with so many changes that there's no way back. Are there any archived earlier versions available anywhere? In many applications (such as feeding sensor data to Domoticz/OpenHAB/Whatever) reboots really don't matter, but I have one application (control...
by georgep
18 Jun 2019, 11:19
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

One of the things I am quite certain about is that the internal state of the WiFi connection status is wrong every now and then. I've definitely noticed unexpected WiFi disconnects and re-connects, some of which seem to coincide with a reboot, some not. I've tried setting a static IP address and al...
by georgep
17 Jun 2019, 13:20
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

waspie wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 13:02
anecdotal evidence to the contrary: :lol:
WOW!
What have you done to achieve that?
I can't get any of my units to stay up for more than a few hours, yet the same hardware with an alternative firmware that I won't mention here will stay up with no issues.
by georgep
14 Jun 2019, 18:35
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

This morning I had a bit of a 'Eureka' moment and I wondered if the perhaps the ESP-linking between my units could have anything to do with all the reboots. None of my units had an uptime of more than a few hours. I went in to "Tools / Advanced' and set the "Inter-ESPEasy Network" UDP port number to...
by georgep
08 Jun 2019, 20:38
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

How did you measure the uptime before using the system info plugin? I would quickly step around the 'homepage' of all my units and make a note on paper of the uptimes, then repeat this when I get a chance. Unit Number: 3 Git Build: mega-20190523 Local Time: 2019-06-08 19:34:57 Uptime: 0 days 6 hour...
by georgep
08 Jun 2019, 17:30
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I'm thinking that I may have some idea what might be behind all these random Watchdog reboots. Some days ago I configured the 'System Info' plugin to report the uptime of all of my units to Domoticz (http) to let me see how often my units were rebooting. Since I did that the random reboots have defi...
by georgep
03 Jun 2019, 22:39
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I wouldn't expect a recent release with core-252 to fully solve the reboot problem. But they say it should offer some improvement. At least that is what I am hoping for; Two days ago I installed ESP_Easy_mega-20190523_test_core_252_ESP8266_4M.bin on two of NodeMCU's. They have not rebooted yet. Now...
by georgep
31 May 2019, 12:56
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

FWIW, I posted a link (see May 21 post) concerning the undersized VReg found on some cloned Wemos. Also, some ESP8266 installations may have voltage noise problems too. That is to say, there are many contributors to the reboot problem and some can't be fixed by firmware. I'm not implying that firmw...
by georgep
31 May 2019, 09:35
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

@georgep, do you use also a mttq to communicate with your domoticz? I have been doing some experimenting with mqtt but now it is all disabled. I was trying to simplify my setup to make it easier to find problems so now I am using only Domoticz/HTTP. I agree that 2.5.2 seems much better; I think tha...
by georgep
30 May 2019, 22:03
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

OK so I flashed the core-252 version onto a couple of my units and just as I was about to start to think it was better I had another random HW Watchdog reboot... It is a 'clone' Wemos D1 mini running 'ESP_Easy_mega-20190523_normal_core_252_ESP8266_4M.bin' and it rebooted after 1975 minutes (I'm cont...
by georgep
29 May 2019, 11:34
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

ThomasB wrote:
28 May 2019, 17:51
One of the developers (TD-er) suggests using the recent releases with core 2.5.2.
He says this core may be a bit more stable (less reboots), but is too soon to tell.
Thanks.
I'll give this a try when I get some time and report back here :-)
-George
by georgep
28 May 2019, 11:43
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 124
Views: 9498

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Hi guys, I'm pretty new to the whole ESP8266 thing and have now set up a few units with ESPEasy and my long-established Domoticz server. I've now come across the random reboots issue having noticed less-than-expected uptime figures and also a couple of instances of weird behaviour with my bathroom t...