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

On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 5:40 PM, Ian Campbell <ijc@debian.org> wrote:
> 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.

Yet another solution suggested repeatedly is chained u-boot.
If you can load a modern u-boot, you already take control over your
device and load any kernel image you want.

Roger Shimizu, GMT +9 Tokyo
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