[OpenWrt-Devel] Fwd: Re: Preserving configs over sysupgrade on ath79/tiny broken for some boards (on 19.07 and master), possible solutions

Reiner Karlsberg karlsberg at softart-ge.com
Wed Jan 1 10:56:35 EST 2020

Am 31.12.2019 um 21:15 schrieb Paul Fertser:
> Hello gents,
> On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 02:41:12PM +0100, Piotr Dymacz wrote:
>>> On 12/30/19 12:42 PM, Jo-Philipp Wich wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> given that (binary release) support for 4MB devices will end with 19.07,
>>>> I'd vote for reverting the 4K sector change in ath79 and stick with 64K
>>>> ones as common denominator across the entire target. That will be the
>>>> least invasive and most robust fix.
>>> +1
>>> IMHO this change is way to crucial to have it introduced this short before
>>> the release is built. People who built images for their devices can introduce
>>> 4K sectors to their own images. This way, we do't risk breaking boards.
>> +1
> Are any of you using the affected TP-Link boards or ath79/tiny or
> 4 MiB devices in general? What features do you actually pack in them?
> Do you plan to continue doing so past 19.XX release?
> If no users speak up probably it's better to remove all the support
> code altogether to avoid wasting maintainers' time on it?

I am supporting lot of smallest/cheapest TP-Links, running custom built current "tiny" image, or even 15.05, heavily 
shrinked down for 4MB flash.
No special packages installed, besides wireguard or coova-chilli.

All these devices installed in Asia or South America.
Past 19.xx it seems be to OK to drop support.

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