Well I finally found (and changed) something that had a positive impact on my AX6000's performance, consistency and memory usage.i get issues when it’s that high so I look to see what’s going on. The web gui is very sluggish, video starts to go out of focus and resharpen, Alexa has to think about it. I haven’t been able to get long term stability Especially with dnsmasq and skynet hanging and crashing.
I suspect AMTM entware packages are not stable so this weekend wipe and manual config with SSD reformat as well. i have not seen any recommendations on under which circumstances an entware wipe is recommended.
I did a wipe/reinstall from scratch of Entware packages. No change at first - memory usage went up pretty quickly and was in the 90's within a couple of hours. I uninstalled components and after each one was reinstalled I checked the logs for dnsmasq events and webpage responsiveness. When I installed uiScribe I noticed a message I probably had overlooked because of the color scheme I had been using in my SSH client.
WARNING: Your configuration file uses an obsoleted keyword, please update your configuration;
keyword='stats_freq', change='Use the stats() block. E.g. stats(freq(1));', location='/opt/etc/syslog-ng.conf:19:5'
I updated the syslog-ng.conf line 19 from something like stats_freq(21600) to stats(freq(21600)) and uninstalled / reinstalled uiScribe.
Went into the scribe menu and performed a rl - reload and a rs - restart syslog-ng and it was immediately clear this had been an issue. The webpage is again screaming fast, memory usage started at 56 and is just at 64 5 hours later! All the logs are being properly filtered as well. No dnsmasq tainted messages or skynet crashes.
I would like to ask the professional programmers of this forum to explain, if they can, how this one setting was impacting so much of my system.
I will admit some broken things were probably fixed by reinstalling the packages I use, but the primary issues were not resolved until I made this final edit and then reinstalled uiScribe.