Anyone else noticing a slow boot up on RC1 after months of updates?



  • I was an early adopter of pfSense when it hit RC1 because clearOS ran so unstable and prone to problems but Im starting to notice changes in my pfSense.

    I update my pfSense install just about every 10 days or so but I have noticed it is booting slower and slower after updates. Is it just the system not being "fresh"? Should I just wait till it gets past RC and do a fresh install to make it clean and fast again?

    Its p4 1.3ghz and it takes almost 6min to boot up to the audio beeps. Used to take like 3 minutes. So its a substantial change. Just wanted to know if anyone else is experiencing the same thing and if its just something that would be worked out with a fresh install.

    thanks.



  • You running any packages?



  • I upgraded from 1.2.3 to 2.0 alpha and have steadily upgraded every 2-3 weeks since then and boot speeds are fine here. I should probably do a fresh install to clean out any cobwebs, but it runs, so why bother. ;)



  • yeah Im using squid, lightsquid, and rrd summary

    When I go to boot it takes a while for squid saying its syncing it.



  • i noticed that when i upgrade to the latest snapshot it has to re download country block.. hvap and all my other packages from scratch. then i have to go into the gui and setup country block . i dont upgrade every day cause i have to listen to a house full of people saying the internet is down lol.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @splippity:

    yeah Im using squid, lightsquid, and rrd summary

    When I go to boot it takes a while for squid saying its syncing it.

    Probably due to the ever-growing size of your squid cache over time.



  • oh yeah good call. I only thought about the squid ram caching but forgot about the hd caching I setup too.

    thanks.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Try the squid update I just pushed to the package repo. I stopped it from doing a recursive chown/chgrp operation inside the cache folder, since it's not really needed and definitely slow once the cache starts growing.

    It should save/sync a lot faster.


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    even 3 minutes seems long, I just updated mine to
    2.0-RC1-IPv6 (i386)
    built on Wed Apr 27 22:00:11 EDT 2011

    And its an OLD P3 800mhz running on a antique of a 6GB HDD ;) and only took like 1:40 from reboot to beep.


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