MMM-pihole was causing major bugs/ freezes
This is just a PSA - I believe the module MMM-Pihole was causing my mirror to crash badly, mostly causing it to loose connection, freeze every 2-3 hours. Here is the chronological scenario:
- Updated MM
- Tested with many many configurations of modules. I spent almost a month debugging it - and ran all permutations and combinations of why the mirror is freezing. The logs only showed internet disconnect
- @sdetweil looked at the logs, which were not really helpful. He suggested to move the installation form a SD card to USB. I did this, and in addition added active cooling fan to the pi, so we can strike off cooling issues. My pi was freezing/ acting up even when the temps never went above 40
- MMM-Pihole - only with just that module running caused bugs. As soon as I disabled it, running all the modules cased no bugs. Compare 1-2 hour of stability vs. running for last month without errors
- Freezes are obvious, but I even got partial mirror displayed. Weird, so leaving a snapshot here (look at the calendar and time module):
So, if you are using the module, and are having issues - try taking it off, hope it solves your issue.
@nakulbende nice reporting, thank you… this should help others!
@sdetweil Thank you so much for your help.
You might also want to drop an issue on it’s github so the author is aware of the issues, if they’re still active, so they can fix it.
Done - but I am pretty sure I have sent them a note in past, also based on some of @sdetweil 's troubleshooting about package details - it seems inactive. I love the module - is there something I can do in terms of troubleshooting to revive it?
MM and pi-hole are my fav proejcts I ever made - followed recently by retropie.
If the author is inactive, then, really the only thing to do is fork it and revive the module yourself.