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by georgep
29 Sep 2019, 13:39
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 169
Views: 17529

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Just popping in with my latest status too - this is the 'best' uptime for me so far and I have another unit with the same "test build" with a similar uptime. My other units are not so stable... http://i.imgur.com/fVx4Ewd.png ~~~~ http://i.imgur.com/zX0bH6g.png ~~~~ http://i.imgur.com/DILTRYi.png Geo...
by georgep
25 Sep 2019, 16:12
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Latest releases : some binaries missing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Latest releases : some binaries missing?

Sure, but also the "dev" and "test" builds are very close to the max sketch size. That's a little under 1 MB in size. So regardless the flash size, on an ESP8266 a sketch cannot exceed 1044464 bytes. Thanks @TD-er for the detailed explanation. So the way forward is ..??? I can see the desire to con...
by georgep
25 Sep 2019, 14:18
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Latest releases : some binaries missing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Latest releases : some binaries missing?

The core libraries are also increasing in size, so it is even more challenging for 1 MB units to have the full firmware with all features running. Ah OK - I understand, but aren't some of the missing builds for 4MB units? I was testing the latest core/sdk builds on 4M hardware and unless I'm wrong ...
by georgep
25 Sep 2019, 12:56
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Latest releases : some binaries missing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Latest releases : some binaries missing?

Hi! I've not seen anything mentioning this but recent releases seem to include far fewer binary files (see below - I keep 'sets' of binary files in separate directories). Is there a reason why a number of the earlier pre-built binaries seem to have "disappeared"?? george@geo-laptop:~/esp$ ls 2019082...
by georgep
20 Sep 2019, 11:46
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 169
Views: 17529

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

... The repeater for the wlan connection is directly placed next to the esp8266. How can I improve the setup to achieve a 24hours running device? ... I have seen odd things happen with my WiFi if my ESP devices choose to connect to my repeater rather than to my main Wifi [router]. Different repeate...
by georgep
04 Sep 2019, 14:53
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 169
Views: 17529

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I decided this morning to "wipe" the unit and flash the 20190827 build, which had previously been stable for me. Having done that this morning the unit has so far been up for around an hour. Just a further quick update on this... I now have five units, two running 20190827 and three running the 'PR...
by georgep
01 Sep 2019, 11:55
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 169
Views: 17529

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

As I posted yesterday on github I upgraded to the 20190830 release and my DHT11 sensor stopped working. One of the changes in the 30 release was then reverted in a test PR build, which got the sensor working again but then started a series of frequent (every 30min-1hr) watchdog reboots. I then poste...
by georgep
30 Aug 2019, 10:53
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 169
Views: 17529

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I will look out for that and update to it as soon as I can. I know that this isn't the place to report bugs but I don't have any more free time today ... I just updated to mega-20190830 (same version, same core 2.6.0) and my DHT-11 sensor stopped working. The value on the 'Devices' page just showed...
by georgep
29 Aug 2019, 15:26
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 169
Views: 17529

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I will merge a change soon (not sure if I will merge it today) which does use a different patched version of the core 2.6.0 branch as it does have a patch for a bug where the timeout of a client is not being honored while still in the init state of making a connection. I will look out for that and ...
by georgep
28 Aug 2019, 17:36
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 169
Views: 17529

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

You may also want to check some core 2.6.0 builds of future nightly builds. There has been some fixes on that core related to obeying timeout settings while still trying to connect to a host. I wasn't aware of the existence of 'nightly' builds, only the 'pre-releases' such as the latest mega-201908...
by georgep
27 Aug 2019, 18:42
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 169
Views: 17529

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Hello guys! I'm sorry but I have been away from the forum for some weeks working on other things. I have found during this time that 'Tasmota' is also not so stable, but where ESP Easy has watchdog reboots, in some (sensor-only) configurations I have found that Tasmota will just "hang" and need a po...
by georgep
06 Jul 2019, 11:48
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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: 169
Views: 17529

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...