The aim of this writing is to encourage lede coders to create lede working image for Amlogic S9xxx SoC family.
Based on a few benchmark I did and shown at:
wiki.openwrt. org/doc/howto/benchmark.openssl [single core tests]
systemausfall. org/wikis/howto/AES-Performance [multi core tests]
The crypto performance of Amlogic SoC S905X is approximately same as my 2012 laptop' i5 sandy bridge [even with AES-NI]!
Without any lede's working image, I can reliably use S905 tvbox with Armbian distro to offload my ageing QCA953x moded ROM+RAM router's cpu load. The S905 tvbox is a very capable machine that can run kcptun client, shadowsocks client and ocserv server all at same time with average cpu load only 6~20%.
I've tried to run lede with success by using this way:
What I did is combining Armbian S905 kernel from: forum.armbian. com/index.php?/topic/2419-armbian-for-amlogic-s905-and-s905x
and Rapsberry Pi3 [arm64 too] lede rootfs image from: downloads.lede-project. org/releases/17.01.2/targets/brcm2708/bcm2710/lede-17.01.2-brcm2708-bcm2710-rpi-3-ext4-sdcard.img.gz
Due to incompatible kernel, I abandon it for daily routing tasks due to plenty of kernel' error msg, vlan 802.1q not working and I don't have usb-lan dongle to try.
Amlogic has been showing good gesture to open source community with some releases of their GPL work at:
With IPQ806x powered router is around USD 150 but only 1/2 of S905 crypto performance, why don't we make use the S905 for USD 30 as a firewall/VPN front end and couple it with our own fully supported wireless router/AP