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Linux Kernel 5.6.9 MVEBU package and Debian armhf rootfs

Posted by bodhi 
Re: Linux Kernel 5.5.3 MVEBU package and Debian armhf rootfs
April 04, 2020 04:56PM
Thank you. Great Job!

I couldn't find DTB for
armada-385-wdmc-Ex2-Ultra
in your DTS folder in
linux-5.5.3-mvebu-tld-1-bodhi.tar.bz2 
so I tried

armada-375-wd-mycloud-gen2.dtb
- but it didn't boot.

Then I tried
armada-385-wd-ex2100.dtb
but it made uImage greater that 5Mb in size and didn't fit into the ROM.

Is it possible to make such a DTB file or give instuctions how I can compile it myself?
Re: Linux Kernel 5.5.3 MVEBU package and Debian armhf rootfs
April 04, 2020 05:35PM
vzhilov,

Unfortunately, we have not had anybody intertested in this WD EX2 Ultra box before. So there is no DTS/DTB for this. Please start a new thread in this Debian subforum "Debian on WD MyCloud EX2 Ultra".

And post the specs of this box. And if you have serial console, post serial console boot log. If you don't have serial console then post dmesg output.

Regarding the size of uImage, the kernel has grown to that size, so no way to trim it down other than recompile the kernel with some features removed. That I would think is too much (If you can run this box with the kernel and rootfs on USB or HDD, why storing the kernel in flash?).

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Re: Linux Kernel 5.5.3 MVEBU package and Debian armhf rootfs
April 05, 2020 06:11AM
Thank you. I did that.

As I understood I store RAM Disk in /dev/mtdblock2 and kernel in /dev/mtdblock1. The device wouldn't be able to start without those. Where else I can put the kernel?
Re: Linux Kernel 5.5.3 MVEBU package and Debian armhf rootfs
April 05, 2020 07:21AM
vzhilov Wrote:
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> Thank you. I did that.
>
> As I understood I store RAM Disk in /dev/mtdblock2
> and kernel in /dev/mtdblock1. The device wouldn't
> be able to start without those. Where else I can
> put the kernel?

The discussion should be in the the new thread you've created! I will come back tomorrow to that thread and ask you for more info.

-bodhi
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Re: Linux Kernel 5.5.3 MVEBU package and Debian armhf rootfs
May 05, 2020 04:19AM
Kernel linux-5.6.9-mvebu-tld-1 package has been uploaded. Please see 1st post for download link.

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Re: Linux Kernel 5.5.3 MVEBU package and Debian armhf rootfs
May 14, 2020 04:22AM
This thread is temporarily closed until the next release.

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