[OpenWrt-Devel] [RFC 4/6] x86: geode: shrink amount of default packages

Philip Prindeville philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com
Tue Jan 15 20:25:40 EST 2019


> On Jan 15, 2019, at 12:40 AM, Tomasz Maciej Nowak <tomek_n at o2.pl> wrote:
> Hi Philip
> W dniu 14.01.2019 o 21:10, Philip Prindeville pisze:
>> Why is the hwclock being dropped everywhere?
> It's provided by busybox and installed by default, also greping for its usage in target/linux/x86/base-files returned nothing. Am I missing something, is the full fledged one used somewhere or by something?

It’s used at least two places.

When you first get the board and bring it up and set the clock, since it’s not usually set correctly by the factory, and it’s used by the ntpd script to save the synchronized time when the system is taken down.

>> And who says the geos2, net5501, or alix2 are obsolete?
> They are not obsolete by any means, only the way to assign packages for specific device changes. Please take a look at patch nr 2 in this RFC and section adding target/linux/x86/image/geode.mk. There You have almost all packages replicated with additional geos device profile. Now You'll get two images, one generic, and one for geos. This distinction is here because with old way of adding packages, the generic image would end up with lot of useless, geos/dsl specific packages.

So why is there a Device/geos but none of the other SBC’s?

And why doesn’t the geos DEVICE_PACKAGES include -kmod-via-rhine, since it uses the kmod-8139cp instead?


>> I have some running right here…
> I have WRAP which runs perfectly fine with these changes.
> Regards, Tomasz
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