[LEDE-DEV] rb112/rb133 (adm5120) compile fail

Denis Periša darkman.hr at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 07:36:11 PST 2017

Yes, indeed, old kernel.
I suck at coding so I'm of no use there.
I do have one or two 16mb ram devices, but these 'newer' are all 32MB
.. plus some swap.. good to go. I don't use luci or any daemons so..
bridge tools and kernel modules for it and ath5k is pretty much all I
use. It's like supplementary node to main node mostly. Cheap devices,
good use.

Is there any quick tips to try newer kernel? maybe patches still apply?
Device works, compiles as rb1xx and runs fully. But I have some
problems with ath*k as it requies some old compatibility crypto that
google cannot find.

On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 7:51 AM, Stefan Lippers-Hollmann <s.l-h at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi
> On 2017-02-27, Denis Periša wrote:
>> Ah, now I saw if I enable "BROKEN" that it will show as rb1xx, not
>> generic.. And does compile altho I cannot get ath5k running for some
>> crypto reason..
> [...]
> Be aware that adm5120 has never been ported to kernel 4.4, nor 4.9 and
> is stuck on kernel 3.18, which is now EOL. This dependency on a no
> longer supported kernel version and the fact that the platform as a
> whole hasn't seen sufficient (or probably any-) development to bump
> the kernel version to 4.4 (or now 4.9) is one of the major reasons why
> it is marked BROKEN (another is because most of its devices only have
> 16 MB RAM, which means you need a very specific/ targetted config to keep
> it running at all). Chances are very high that the whole platform code
> will be removed from LEDE shortly, unless it gets the development
> needed to update it to kernel 4.9.x[1]. If you're interested in keeping
> adm5120 support available, the situation is probably very urgent to
> get it ported (and stable) to kernel 4.9+.
> Disclaimer: I can't speak for the LEDE development team and this response
> is only my personal interpretation of adm5120's current state and most
> likely fate.
> Regards
>         Stefan Lippers-Hollmann
> [1]     see http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/lede-dev/2017-February/006321.html
>         for reference about a platform (au1000) in a similar situation.

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