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  • abott
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    random attacks, -1 reading skills
    Thanks for the answer. 0.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
    What hardware supported by OpenWRT use this driver?
    The list of Octeon SoCs supported by OpenWrt is here https://openwrt.org/toh/views/toh_ex...%5BCPU*%7E%5D=
    I don't know if they need this driver or not (they probably do as this is the ethernet controller in the Octeon SoC), but as you see it's 4 boards from Gateworks and one firewall appliance from Ubiquity.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by abott View Post
    How many patches you have in the kernel?
    random attacks, -1 reading skills

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  • RussianNeuroMancer
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    What hardware supported by OpenWRT use this driver?

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  • abott
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    more bs, -2 article reading
    How many patches you have in the kernel?

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by edwaleni View Post
    OpenWRT, DD-WRT, Tomato, Sveasoft.......you could probably write a song based on the 12 days of Christmas just with all of the "WRT" spins.
    DD-WRT is unrelated (they signed NDAs and use proprietary drivers)
    Tomato and Sveasoft are custom GUIs over vendor code drops for specific devices, similar to MerlinWRT (a customization of AsusWRT firmware which is the stock firmware for Asus devices).

    Actual OpenWrt derivatives are Gargoyle, Rooter, Pandora (chinese respin with proprietary Mediatek drivers, most likely illegal), plus Freifunk and a bunch of german wifi mesh projects/ISPs/whatever, and Gl.Inet router manufacturer stock firmware (that adds their own web interface on top but ships also the default OpenWrt web interface as "advanced" options, and the Turris Omnia firmware. Plus a bunch of others minor ones and custom hacks.

    Also worthy of note is that Entware extension package repositories for routers (the successor of "optware") is also using OpenWrt build system and packages https://github.com/Entware/Entware

    OpenWrt is more or less the Debian of the router firmware world.

    If memory serves wasn't Cavium Octeon big in 1st gen security routers from Netgear, Zytel and Sonic Wall?
    Yeah it was used in firewall appliances, but as I said OpenWrt never supported many Octeon systems to begin with, see the hardware table: https://openwrt.org/toh/views/toh_ex...%5BCPU*%7E%5D=

    As someone said above, anyone using Octeons uses the hardware vendor's SDK which is some ancient hacked Linux kernel and base OS.

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  • edwaleni
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post

    Not a whole lot of such hardware are supported by OpenWrt anyway.
    OpenWRT, DD-WRT, Tomato, Sveasoft.......you could probably write a song based on the 12 days of Christmas just with all of the "WRT" spins.

    If memory serves wasn't Cavium Octeon big in 1st gen security routers from Netgear, Zytel and Sonic Wall?

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by mlau View Post
    Cavium's MIPS efforts are dead, and the users of these chips all use Cavium's SDK, not the upstream kernel. So it's not a real loss, except maybe for OpenWRT.
    Not a whole lot of such hardware are supported by OpenWrt anyway.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by rene View Post

    nope, usually the linux kernel folks just rename stuff, move arguments around, and if you change some API you should know what you are doing and sed -i s/// all users. It's not rocket science.
    more bs, -2 article reading

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by rene View Post
    and they could not sed adapt for latest kernel API changes? -1 of effort.
    This is not related to kernel API changes, -1 for article reading

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