Today I’ve installed openwrt snapshot on my 1G Espressobin (sdcard). I’m happy to report that it’s working well, probably due to the nice 4.14 kernel and included patches :). There is also a compex wle200nx Wi-Fi card in the mini-pcie slot acting as AP master.
Is there anything I can do to help with development/testing? I’m not much of a dev but would be more than happy to test things, report bugs, etc.
I needed to first update the boot parameters from https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt/openwrt.git;a=commit;h=584d7c53bd2d286a71fe5e8244624f59c529cb26 .
Espressobin 4/26 snapshot sqm test results.
, Overhead 8 bytes
12.91/6.44 Mbps dl/ul
12/15/15 msec avg idle/dl/ul
14/18/20 msec max idle/dl/ul
htop 30% max.
Hey, I hadn't yet tried SQM/Cake - thanks for the info! So far my 'bin is running great with the snapshot, Wifi AP via pci-e has been rock stable. Looking forward to the new release (next month?).
I wonder if someone is working on EIP97 / safexcel support for this nice little board. I do have an OpenVPN client connection and have been getting 20-30 Mbps; not sure if that's the max the board can do or if it's the VPN endpoint I'm connecting to.
Either way I love this little Espressobin and might turn it into my production router.
I wonder if I could convince the devs to move the upcoming kernel to 4.16 or backport this somehow?
What is that driver for? Marvell hardware uses CESA if I'm not mistaken.
edit: nvm just read the patch description.
I also tested with the OpenWrt SNAPSHOT, r7164-6ea0807.
Everything fine except the pcie:
Sun Jun 10 23:31:48 2018 kern.err kernel: [ 1.324860] advk-pcie d0070000.pcie: link never came up
Sun Jun 10 23:31:48 2018 kern.info kernel: [ 1.330047] advk-pcie d0070000.pcie: PCI host bridge to bus 0000:00
Sun Jun 10 23:31:48 2018 kern.info kernel: [ 1.336397] pci_bus 0000:00: root bus resource [bus 00-ff]
Sun Jun 10 23:31:48 2018 kern.info kernel: [ 1.342317] pci_bus 0000:00: root bus resource [mem 0xe8000000-0xe8ffffff]
Sun Jun 10 23:31:48 2018 kern.info kernel: [ 1.349517] pci_bus 0000:00: root bus resource [io 0x0000-0xffff] (bus address [0xe9000000-0xe900ffff])
Sun Jun 10 23:31:48 2018 kern.err kernel: [ 1.364845] advk-pcie d0070000.pcie: config read/write timed out
This might provide a solution.
I tested with a WLE900VX Qualcomm-Atheros QCA9880 ac wifi module.
I posted this patch on ML with some other fixes. Here's the second version of the patch:
which is part of:
If You want to test it, download the patch in mbox format from first link and apply it with
git am <patch in mbox format>.
Also if You want to test other fixes, do the same with patches from 2nd link but omit this one:
[OpenWrt-Devel,2/3] mvebu: reduce speed to gen1 for armada 37xx devices pcie.