Full memory, any recommendations for unnecessary packages please?

Hi all,

After I installed Openvpn and adblocker and upgraded the packages, my memory almost full, can you please recommend packages to remove which will not effect on security and privacy?
I am not a pro user and will not need pro utilities, I need security, privacy and no ads.

Best Regards

If you talk about flash (instead of RAM) memory, just note that you can't actually free the space taken by packages incluced in the flashed firmware. you can only effectively remove the packages that you installed by yourself.


I suggest you start learning how to use the Image Builder. This way you can exclude unnecessary packets and the ones you need take less space since they are compressed.

Upgrading or removing the packages already installed in the firmware actually decreases available space, because they're not deleted since they are in a read-only squashfs partition.

See https://openwrt.org/supported_devices/openwrt_on_864_devices

  • Don't upgrade, install a snapshot or use Image Builder
  • Don't enable as many ad lists
  • Flash space and RAM are two different things
    • Flash is analogous to free disk space - and by updating an in-place firmware, you will run out
    • RAM == Memory used by system - loading a lot of ad block lists will cause you to run out
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