Z11ntal33r reacted to balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)
The main core is a "dummy" (there are not many important patches in the source code). I'm using a core that has significantly more support for ARM than the main core.
Z11ntal33r reacted to bxm in armbian-ramlog spin-up all HDDs once every day
I've found, that SATA HDD are still spins-up during daily cron job. Short investigation showed, that the cause is the "sync" command in the syncToDisk() function. Replacing it with "sync /var" (or "sync /", to be safe), completely fixes this problem.
Z11ntal33r got a reaction from balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 5.x
The box is a completely mess. Just read up on different forums about ppl whom have plenty of problems with one thing or the other. In addition, it's an oven with temperatures around 70C without stress testing and it's thermal throttling and reducing cpu frequency in the manner of how often people breath... I'm sad to say that you get what you pay for :/
Z11ntal33r reacted to Igor in Summer update. Bust.er4all boards
v5.90 / 7.7.2019
All images were updated. It mainly goes for a bugfix update, cleanup, adding Debian Buster release. Beware that software maturity with Buster is not just there yet (even it was declared stable) and with some applications (like OMV) you will encounter problems. Kernel/BSP wise, Debian Buster is the same, uses Armbian kernel, as our other builds. Most of the builds were briefly tested, but bugs might be hiding somewhere. This is the best what is out there thanks to greater Debian community, those around boards and of course ours which pushes generic Debian/Linux to the sky . Enjoy the summer time.
What's new? -> https://docs.armbian.com/Release_Changelog/
Z11ntal33r got a reaction from Igor in armbian-ramlog spin-up all HDDs once every day
I've found the issue. As I did only check hd-idle log to see if the HDD's are spinning or not, it seems to be saying that the HDDs are spinning up when they actually are not. This is likely related to that hd-idle is using /proc/diskstats to read disk statistics and then writes the log to systemd as seen below. The hard drives are not spinning up and everything seems fine, disregarding the wrong logging. Thanks for the great support!
Z11ntal33r reacted to Igor in RK3328 Kernel
Yes, you do. Sometimes, rarely we push update only to some critical sections. In this case, only armbian-config was updated, while Armbian internal number or a majority of packages remained the same. A version number is taken from BSP (board support package). This means it won't change until that package gets an update. This usually happens at the major upgrade.
Nothing to worry.
If you find some specific problem with armbian-config, the best way is to open an issue ticket here:
Z11ntal33r got a reaction from TonyMac32 in RK3328 Kernel
The Tinkerboard mainline kernel is running extremely smooth and it's months since I had problems regarding my Tinkerboard. So, hats off to everyone who have contributed to make Tinkerboard so stable and reliable!
However, there is a minor thing I've been wondering for the last weeks. After normal apt-get upgrade and dist-upgrade, the armbian config version at startup does not change. So, given the code below, it says that Armbian-config 5.45 is installed, yet it show 5.41 which is the version from when I did setup the TB. Am I actually using the latest version?
One more thing: On my last setup one of my three external hard drives which I'm mounting on startup with fstab showed up under "Usage of /:" Now no one of the three show up. Which file do I have to modify to make it possible to add more folders to show disk space at the welcome screen? I know that I receive the information running "df -h" to show disk space for different folders, yet it would be better to show it automatically.
The following packages will be upgraded: armbian-config 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 35.2 kB of archives. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://apt.armbian.com stretch/main armhf armbian-config all 5.45 [35.2 kB] Fetched 35.2 kB in 0s (102 kB/s) (Reading database ... 39453 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../armbian-config_5.45_all.deb ... Unpacking armbian-config (5.45) over (5.44) ... Setting up armbian-config (5.45) ... ________________________________________________________________________________ *** REBOOTING SERVER *** ________________________________________________________________________________ *** AN AWESOME TINKERBOARD LOGO *** Welcome to ARMBIAN 5.41 stable Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 4.14.34-rockchip System load: 0.06 0.11 0.06 Up time: 4 min Memory usage: 8 % of 2005MB IP: <MyIP> CPU temp: 45°C Usage of /: 65% of 58G
@TonyMac32, could you help me regarding where I should post the information above to receive an answer from the devs maintaining the armbian-config? Should I post it under "Technical support -> Common issues" or "Development -> Development"?