[OpenWrt-Devel] [LEDE-DEV] [PATCH 0/4] Gemini forward-port to kernel v4.14

Linus Walleij linus.walleij at linaro.org
Sat May 5 10:32:29 EDT 2018

On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 8:44 PM, Roman Yeryomin <roman at advem.lv> wrote:

> Linus, if you have time, could you check if this helps to bring network up
> on dir-685?
> https://github.com/yeryomin/openwrt/commit/b0296b1f71bd3d677c931addd6de341203fbf18f

Sadly not. At least not outofthebox. I do not know what other
devices using the RTL8366RB is doing apart from this.

I built the platform with this small-ish patch on top because
I needed to extract the zImage:

diff --git a/target/linux/gemini/image/Makefile
index 25371f6f1358..3e122fc457ae 100644
--- a/target/linux/gemini/image/Makefile
+++ b/target/linux/gemini/image/Makefile
@@ -7,9 +7,12 @@
 include $(TOPDIR)/rules.mk
 include $(INCLUDE_DIR)/image.mk

-# Build the special D-Link DNS-313 header generator tool
-# needed to generate the hard disk boot images then
-# build D-Link DNS-313 images using the special header tool.
+# Just copy the zImage for D-Link DIR-685
+define Build/dir685-images
+       cp $(IMAGE_KERNEL) $(BIN_DIR)/$(IMG_PREFIX)-dir685-zImage
+# Build D-Link DNS-313 images using the special header tool.
 # rootfs.tgz and rd.tgz contains nothing, we only need them
 # to satisfy the boot loader on the device. The zImage is
 # the only real content.
@@ -79,6 +82,8 @@ define Device/dlink-dir-685
        DEVICE_TITLE := D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router
                        kmod-switch-rtl8366rb swconfig
+       IMAGES += dir685-image
+       IMAGE/dir685-image := dir685-images
 TARGET_DEVICES += dlink-dir-685

But I guess I should work on getting some proper flash image support
in place for this device.

I plan to repost my mainline RTL8366RB DSA patches after
some redesign,they are still not working for me, but at least
getting better in all other aspects, except actually providing
networking :(

Linus Walleij
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