dnsmasq issue that lead to crash of router

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While surfing the web, all of a sudden, I lost connection. I went into my room to see if Xfinity has rebooted and I saw the Asus RT-AC5300 with a red light. I looked at my syslog and saw many issues with dnsmaq as the tag and message. A power off and on of the router corrected the issue but I wonder what caused it in the first place or what may have happened? I am running Merlin v384.19. A screen shot of the syslog is attached. Any ideas?


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It’s possible you ran out of memory since /var/lib... is stored in RAM.

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