[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 1/1] ramips: remove RB750GR3 support

devel-sven at geroedel.de devel-sven at geroedel.de
Wed Jul 25 14:38:03 EDT 2018

On 2018-07-19 19:52, Mathias Kresin wrote:
> 2018-07-19 19:26 GMT+02:00 Thibaut VARÈNE <hacks at slashdirt.org>:
>> faf94d926e2810f895f2a98d4a49ee2fe8f673e8 added "support" for a hacked
>> device where the original boot loader (routerboot) has been replaced
>> by u-boot.
>> Support for this device with stock bootloader is possible (as 
>> evidenced
>> by support for the RBM33G), and conflicts with this code.
>> Remove code before release.
>> Signed-off-by: Thibaut VARÈNE <hacks at slashdirt.org>
> FYI, I already NAK'ed the very same patch on github.
> I do agree that it can be done better by not requiring the replacement
> of the bootloader. Nevertheless, support for this board is already
> shipped since LEDE-17.01 and I don't agree to drop support for a board
> without providing an alternative/fixed/better image.
> Same as with Thibauts other patches, this time I'll leave it up to
> someone else to make a call.
> Mathias

Indeed, a "Flash-and-Play" solution would be fine. But as replacing the
bootloader and the uboot-config is a thing you think of twice. If you
really want to change the software on this level.
I did it on some devices an all running fine. Of course I copied the 
via the mtd-device, on my hdd, to have a way back. Even this might 
an external SPI-writer.
As of the "advanced" installation-steps (in contrast to just uploading a
factory.bin), I would leave it up to the user if he accepts the risk of
a broken / incompatible board and to take the option to use this board 
dropping support.


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