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