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Re: D-Link DNS-323 support dropped in Debian stretch

On Tue, 2018-03-27 at 21:25 +0300, Aaro Koskinen wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 07:36:26PM +0900, Roger Shimizu wrote:
> > There's one possibility that can bring back qnap, or even D-Link
> > DNS device:
> > - create a new flavour for armel, such as armel-none-mini
> > - the new flavour will disable many features that other common
> > kernels
> > have, such as wireless, crypto, etc.
> Disable all other features, except what's needed for disk access and kexec
> (perhaps still leave serial console :)). Then with simple scripting boot
> the full featured kernel from external storage using kexec. Such minimal
> kernel should be fairly stable from maintenance point of view.

This, and similar things (like chainloading a more capable u-boot),
have been suggested repeatedly over the last few years, what is needed
is for someone to actually try/do it.


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