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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    nothing happened. HTOP astayed at 836M Ram. 314M in use. I tried adding cma=64M as well.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    Interesting read. So since Corelec and Armbian Oleg's s912 show approx 812mb ram available then they possibly both pre-use about the same amount of Ram. If I type cma=64 into a terminal Oleg's armbian s912 should / could allocate a smaller amount of reserved ram?
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    Can we steel some of that ram memory back? 812 is not enough to run a basic web page browser. It just chokes but an extra 50k Ram might just be enough to get over the ram shortage.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    I could not agree more. On bang for buck no argument. But when I bought mine only the Mecool km8p 1gb ram version was available. I wish I had the 2gb version. My KM8p one gb version shows up as only having approximately 812mb of Ram in htop? Not 1gb as I see on my 1gb orange pi's with zram running. are you seeing on you km8p the same amount of 812mb ram? Oleg made zram ram compression work and that has been a godsend. Have you any idea where the missing 180mb of Ram is being used. If it is allocated to video I want it back. When I run Corelec it says from memory about 812mb ram available as well.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    Ridiculously expensive when the s922x hard kernel for $63 has been announced and shipping next month.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    What are the benefits of Kernel 5.0 vs the earlier 4.20 Kernel releases for s912 Armbian users? I am on limited internet and have 3 KM8p Mecool 912 happily running Armbian 5.67 Kernel 4.19. So my feeling is I should wait a while until Kernel 5.0 matures BUT if there is a compelling reason or benefit to upgrade to Kernel 5.0 I will do it.
  7. Thanks for the great Benchmarks. Its always a delight to find out I managed to get the best bang per buck with my rapidly evolving collection of arm boards. The Mecool KM8 s912 is clearly a stand out Corelec Kodi player in terms of Bang per buck. I think the s922x for $65 will eat the s912-Armbian market once it is released as the Hard Kernel N2. One of the things I did not understand about Arm chip boards being used as Linux computers. Is the HUGE delay between the hardware being in-effect "released in a unfinished state" and the time it takes for the software to catch up. i.e. no VPU driver for s912 was solved in Corelec Kodi by rapping the android VPU driver etc. Orange Pi PC2 did not have a Hardware Video driver solved by a massive reverse engineering project. The s912 was said to have 2.0ghz cores but it turned out to be 1.5ghz etc.
  8. My thinking and experimenting on this is is.. Yes ..Passive cooling is a novel idea but these chips start to "cripple their performance if they get hottish" A simple $5 raspberry Pi Fan soldered in will provide enough cooling to KNOCK 10 degree's to 15 degree's Celsius off the temperature of the CPU close to full load. 70 degree Celsius will go to 55 Celsius. It will mean that you can play a HEVC x265 movie in "software" mode, with CPU utilization at 80-90% if you have to. PS If you are using the s912 board for Amateur Radio or Software defined Radio the fan directly soldered to the s912 TV will cause a slight hum and may need a small capacitor to quieten it. I have 3, KM8 Mecool s912. Two with fans one without. One is running a dedicated Corelec version of Kodi and I run it fan-less but I suspect occasionally it gets too hot and the HEVC video slightly stutters. I can live with this as I do not want a fan noise whilst watching a video on Kodi. The other 2 Mecool KM8 I run Oleg's S912 Armbian..this is simply amazing with a fan I can run my software defined radio software at 3.2 MHz FULL bandwidth (cpu utilization 70-80%) on a 5 volt low powered device at about 55degree Celsius. it is simply amazing.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    I tried to get the Armbian s912 image to write to the KM8p Mecool 1gb/8gb flash memory. I used the utility i found in Armbian settings. It is a control line interface app. It gave me an option to write the image to Flash memory. After writing the image, I could then look at the 8GB FLASH using GPARTED and see that the flash memory was now partitioned differently. Now I have 3 KM8 Mecool's and they were all bought separately. They seem to have different Android images on the flash memory. To cut a long story it appears that on rebooting the KM8 i had written the Armbian image to flash on, it would reboot and go back or reinstall android and then boot. In the end i gave up on installing Armbian to the flash and just installed the same Android 7 image on all three km8's.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    I could not get the flash memory on my Mecool to stop some how over writing itself with the internal Android image. I used the Armbian utility to write the armbian image to the 8gb flash.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    hand typing from other screen Linux aml 4.19.2-aml-s9xxx #12 SMP PREEMPT MON DEC 14...MSK 2018 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    ~$ lsmod Module Size Used by fuse 102400 3 zstd 16384 8 zram 24576 5 zsmalloc 24576 1 zram meson_rng 16384 0 rng_core 16384 1 meson_rng meson_ir 16384 0 ao_cec 16384 0 scpi_hwmon 16384 0 rc_core 49152 2 meson_ir meson_gxbb_wdt 16384 0 pwm_meson 16384 1 george@aml:~$ dmesg |grep ath [ 8.697551] systemd[1]: Started ntp-systemd-netif.path.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    Give me a terminal command to run on my Mecool km8 and I will cut and paste the output here.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    I think I gave up on the internal WiFi being configured under Armbian S912 build 67 Ubuntu 18.04 and just plugged a series generic USB wifi dongles in until one was recognized. On my Mecool KM8 s912 Armbian 67 build Ethernet is working fine.