[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 0/1] [18.06] ramips: remove RB750GR3 support

Thibaut VARÈNE hacks at slashdirt.org
Thu Jul 19 13:26:17 EDT 2018

[resending properly formatted]

Detailed rationale:
• This code should never have been accepted: it should certainly not be part of
  a release and if it accidentally was part of one that should not be reason to
  continue what is IMO a mistake.
• This code does not support the stock hardware.
• This code is a maintenance burden (it's a custom hack, in essence).
• This code will induce confusion with end user when the correct code is
• There will be no upgrade path between this code and the correct support.

Assuming there’s more than a single user for this code (which I doubt
considering the wiki suggests using an SPI flash programmer to install), the
supplementary rationale from my point of view is thus precisely to break the
support chain and make it perfectly clear that current “support" stops in 18.06
without what could be taken as a sign of a transition ("oh, image has changed
name but it should still be the right one"): old code in 17, nothing in 18,
support in 19: clean break.

No replacement is proposed since no such a thing can exist: stock hw uses a
different bootloader (routerboot) which expects a different image format, and
uses an incompatible mtd flash partitioning. "New" support code will be exactly
that: new.

Thibaut VARÈNE (1):
  ramips: remove RB750GR3 support

 .../linux/ramips/base-files/etc/board.d/02_network |   1 -
 target/linux/ramips/base-files/lib/ramips.sh       |   3 -
 .../ramips/base-files/lib/upgrade/platform.sh      |   1 -
 target/linux/ramips/dts/RB750Gr3.dts               | 125 ---------------------
 target/linux/ramips/image/mt7621.mk                |   8 --
 5 files changed, 138 deletions(-)
 delete mode 100644 target/linux/ramips/dts/RB750Gr3.dts

2.14.3 (Apple Git-98)

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