Just tried “The Dude” on my RB1100AHX4 Dude Edition again, after upgrading to 6.44.28 beta.
Previously it crashed very quick, when handling large network-CIDR. This time I started very slow, by adding the Class-A network in Class-C bits.
In the beginning I added some devices manually, then 1 x Class-C network, than another. Everything was fine approx 120Mb RAM taken totally.
But suddenly I discovered, that ‘Devices’ showed up-addresses from outside the network scopes entered AND a lot of these were marked as ‘Up’, despite no machine. The webfig was now sluggish, and when I checked the available RAM, it showed 112Mb left.
I hurried disabling “The Dude”, but even after 10 minutes the memory used by “The Dude” was not reclaimed/garbage collected by RouterOS.
When I tried to make a supout.rif file it crashed and rebooted.
It seems, that there are a major memory leak somewhere in the router. Nothing I did were hard, and should not claim nearly 1Gb in a non-graphic, Linux-like environment. I hope that the developers will take this serious soon.