[Arm-dev] Community kernel 4.18.x

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Mon Oct 22 15:34:47 UTC 2018

On 10/22/18 11:27 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 10/22/2018 10:10 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> On 10/22/18 10:20 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>> On 10/21/2018 04:58 PM, Pablo Sebastián Greco wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>>>> Just a heads up, update to 4.18.16 works flawless on the above
>>>>> described setup on a oragngepi-plus2e.
>>>>> Did not find the time to test it with a default img as I'm still in a
>>>>> fight with the odroid HC1.
>>>>> For the latter the good new is: it's not an issue with the kernel but
>>>>> with the initramfs.
>>>> Thanks for testing!!
>>>> WRT the odroid, do you have an error log?
>>>> I've had my share of boot problems with supported devices, and they end
>>>> up being solved by something like what I said in this mail
>>>> https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/arm-dev/2018-August/003399.html.
>>> I tested the latest kernel on a cubietruck_plus, worked fine:
>>> [root at localhost ~]# uname -a
>>> Linux localhost 4.18.16-200.el7.armv7hl #1 SMP Sat Oct 20 22:13:24 UTC
>>> 2018 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux
>> Johnny,
>> Can the CT_plus boot off the sata (really usb bridge)?
>> That is uSD only has uboot and sata has all the partitions?
>> Also what about sata performance?
>> https://linux-sunxi.org/SATA#Performance
> I don't know .. I boot off uSD so i can easily change the image.
> I do have a sata drive for /home and I mount other things there if they
> needs space .. but I use my boards for testing installs.

As you know, I do almost all my work on sata.  I have a few that I 
switch between and am looking at picking up a couple more at ~$20 each 

For a mailserver, there is just too much disc activity in /var, /home, 
and who knows where else?  So having rootfs entirely on sata is easy in 
my opinion.  I can easily test on a C2 to boot to a sata via usb 
adapter, I know that back in the day, Hans was working on it.

But now I want to buy a quad board but which?  sata functionality is the 
big decider for me.

Away today, and will be back tomorrow for testing.  Got lots to do...

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