[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 0/2] Add ATI IXP PATA driver to x86/64 target

Imre Kaloz kaloz at openwrt.org
Fri Sep 25 05:36:13 EDT 2015

On Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:02:07 +0200, Felix Kaechele  
<heffer at fedoraproject.org> wrote:

> Hi list,
> within the Freifunk project in Germany we currently use very low cost  
> thin-clients (FSC Futro S550) for VPN offloading.
> Those thin-clients have an internal CF card (1GB) attached to the  
> chipset's PATA controller that uses the arcane pata_atiixp driver.
> This seems like an ideal storage option for booting the device from.
> I would like to enable OpenWrt to boot from this CF card and therefor  
> would need this driver to be built into the kernel.
> If changes like these to the generic x86_64 target are not desireable  
> the other option would be to create an own subtarget specifically for  
> this device.
> What do you think?

NAK. The x86-64 subtarget is free from legacy stuff and should remain that  
way. Looking at the specs of that thin client it can have either 1 or 2GB  
of ram, so it doesn't make much sense to use it in 64bits anyways. If  
changes are needed to run the generic x86 taget on it, please send patches  
for that.


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