[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] brcm2708: add squashfs rootfs image

Daniel Golle daniel at makrotopia.org
Mon May 28 10:44:21 EDT 2018


On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 04:59:34PM +0200, Christian Lamparter wrote:
> ...
> this patch is therefore no longer necessary since it the existing ext4
> images work as well. :) ... Plus the ext4 images don't confuse tools and
> brains as much.

While this assumption might hold true for some people (apparently all
of them Rasbpi users), it is currently an exception from OpenWrt's
point of view (probably because most users flash their devices by
removing the microSD and writing it via another device rather than
on-target system upgrades, no even speaking about remote and/or
over-the-air upgrades...).

Imho it would still be very nice to at least have the option for
overlayfs-based images on all targets because otherwise we kill some
of the features OpenWrt-users have learned to rely on, such as
the robustness of preinit, availability of recovery in case of
misconfiguration, factory-reset/firstboot, snapshots, ...
While this might not be so much of an issue for people using the
rasbpi as a devboard, it does make things more difficult for people
building end-user-ready devices based on that hardware.



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