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  1. To be fair, I have three, from the first series. With identical settings, one is definitely unstable (dunno how they got it to pass what Globalscale considers testing, let alone what I would do), one is 100% stable and working as my main router, and one is in my "TODO try with current mainline" pile. We'll see whether I can get the thing to work without much hassle; if not, it'll be replaced with a Raspberry Pi 4 and two USB3 Ethernet dongles.


    NB: Recycling, not trash, please. (Yes I know that electronics recycling is far from optimal.)

  2. 54 minutes ago, FlashBurn said:

    So, maybe some people can tell which firmware and which kernel version they use running at 1000 MHz that works for them (board revision just for the record). I want to find out if it maybe could be that the newer kernels are not working at 1000 MHz anymore.

    Or maybe only some boards don't. Reports of people sending back 6 of 8 boards because they can't run 24h before going belly-up kindof point towards that cause.

  3. On 7/14/2018 at 8:50 PM, y52 said:


    I suggest modifying as follows the





    I suggest doing no such thing.  Files in /lib don't belong to you and will be overwritten by the next random update of the package they belong to.


    Instead, copy this file to /etc/systemd/system/ and edit it there. Alternately, systemd has a well-documented mechanism to override things like ExecStartPre= entries.

  4. There is no physical interface named "eth0" you could talk on.

    There are interfaces named "lan1", "lan0" and "wan". However, eth0 is what the CPU uses to multiplex these, so you need to set that to "up" too.

    I do it with this simple systemd-networkd rule:

    # cat /etc/systemd/network/

    Then you can access the three real interfaces normally.

  5. 8 hours ago, chrisf said:

    I decided not to waste any more time and money in it.

    Same here. Of three boards, one is used for routing and seems stable. The other two can't run an hour without ugly memory errors. Like, bash doesn't dynamically link because a symbol name got corrupted. "Reliably". OWCH. I was trying to run a database on that thing??

  6. I do not want to know how to build my own kernel inside a virtualbox or whatever.
    I want the kernel packages thus built to be usable for everything they're supposed to be usable.

    This means that the generated kernel-headers package is required to contain a couple of binaries which are required to build new modules on the target. Specifically:


    need to be present for dkms (and other methods to build modules out of tree) to work.

  7. The current -next version works for me. Lots of thanks, everybody.


    One problem, however: no CONFIG_REGULATOR_ARMADA3700 option in the kernel, hence (I assume) no cpufreq support. Which is not cool – literally, as some of the ICs get quite hot.


    Is it possible to change that? I'd be OK with lowering the frequency permanently at u-boot time.