Freerunner shuts down every 8 min

Joachim Ott jo.omsl at
Mon Sep 13 01:31:34 CEST 2010

On 13 September 2010 00:03, forestmountain <forestmountain at> wrote:
> Hi.
> My Freerunner (SHR Illume) has started to shut down after running approx 8
> min. I have no idea why this is happening. I haven't installed anything on
> the FR. SHR install is 6 months old and has worked fine until the last 3
> weeks.
> I just wanted to hear if anybody else has had this experience and if it
> could be related to SHR or the Freerunner itself.
> In the meantime I'll try to flash with a new SHR install, to see what
> happens. This is really getting annoying.

To get closer to the solution, you could change /var/log into a
"permanent" (other than volatile) directory and direct the syslog into
a file so that you have the files across reboots. Otoh you have to
check other logfiles as they will grow until your fs is full.

cd /var ; rm -f log ; mkdir log

Modify /etc/syslog.conf, change some lines to these:

DESTINATION="file"              # log destinations (buffer file remote)
LOGFILE=/var/log/messages       # file: where to log
ROTATESIZE=512                  # file: rotate log if grown beyond X
[kByte] (busybox 1.2+)
ROTATEGENS=5                    # file: keep X generations of rotated
logs (busybox 1.2+)

Then "killall -HUP syslogd". You will see a file "/var/log/messages".
Let it shutdown and look into messages after a new boot.

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