[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] x86: disable kmod-drm-radeon and kmod-drm-amdgpu for geode

Alberto Bursi bobafetthotmail at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 08:34:15 EDT 2019

On 08/04/19 11:42, Petr Štetiar wrote:
> Tomasz Maciej Nowak <tomek_n at o2.pl> [2019-04-07 18:35:01]:
> Hi,
> thanks for trying to unbreak currently failing Geode builds.
>> Building images for geode has been failing because of missing
>> dependencies:
>> backlight.ko
>> drm_kms_helper.ko
>> fb.ko
>> ttm.ko
>> Being geode a speciffic hardware, where drm-radeon and drm-amdgpu modules
>> will probably never be used, disable both.
> Fixing the kernel module dependencies is PITA, I know, but this simply doesn't
> look like a proper fix to me, rather just like a workaround.
> -- ynezz
It is indeed a workaround, but is it worth to spend time troubleshooting
something that is never going to be used?

I don't see why these modules were built at all. It's pretty hard or 
even impossible
to run any addon graphics card on a Geode system.

At most they have PCI slots, many (the networking alix boards from 
PCEngines) only have mini PCI slots.

drm-amdgpu will 100% never be used as it runs modern PCIe cards.

I don't find any good reason to mount an ancient AMD card over a
PCI slot (or mini pci slot + adapter) as they have their own integrated
graphics with a VGA port already.


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