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kernel-panic69

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I think the only temperature that does not have a hard-coded sensor or driver/kernel support may be the CPU on MIPS, but not sure if that is a Broadcom kernel/driver code limitation or upstream kernel code limitation at this point.
 

rs232

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Is there any plan to have an additional compiling target (e.g. miniVPN3) with tinc? I don't know how big it is but if OpenVPN fits somehow I would have thought tinc to be able to as well.

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Likewise perhaps you would expect to have tinc (scarifying something else) in the VPN Builds:

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Just a thought no pressure
 

pedro311

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TBH, it's more and more PITA to maintain these MiniVPN builds in MIPS.
First, only openssl-1.0.2u (no longer updated) fits there.
Now I had to opt out of updating OpenVPN to 2.5 for them as well...

But of course I'll see if such target can be built with tinc.
 

kernel-panic69

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It becomes a matter of what is more important - features over security. Back-porting patches to 2.4 is cumbersome, kernel size on patched 2.6 via RHEL 6 comes into play. Even a 3.x kernel on Broadcom MIPS will be "tricky".
 

Joe A

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It becomes a matter of what is more important - features over security. Back-porting patches to 2.4 is cumbersome, kernel size on patched 2.6 via RHEL 6 comes into play. Even a 3.x kernel on Broadcom MIPS will be "tricky".
If I'm reading Red Hat's website correctly, there will be no more backports of security, stability, or enhancement fixes as of November 30, 2020 for the their Linux 2.6 kernel. Aren't they the only folks currently supporting the 2.6 kernel? Does that mean before the end of this year the Linux Kernel so many SOHO and personal wireless routers use will no longer get any updates (unless one pays for ELS)?

I'm not saying the sky is falling, but is the sky falling? :)

 
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kernel-panic69

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If I'm reading Red Hat's website correctly, there will be no more backports of security, stability, or enhancement fixes as of November 30, 2020 for the their Linux 2.6 kernel. Aren't they the only folks currently supporting the 2.6 kernel? Does that mean before the end of this year the Linux Kernel so many SOHO and personal wireless routers use will no longer get any updates (unless one pays for ELS)?

I'm not saying the sky is falling, but is the sky falling? :)

https://access.redhat.com/articles/4665701
I think if I recall right, it is complete EOL, but yes... they ARE the ONLY entity supporting 2.6 kernel patches based on 2.6.32.71-stable. FYI, no SOHO or consumer networking equipment kernels have received any patches via RHEL 6 to my knowledge, but I don't have the time to dig that deep and my relationship with Cisco, Ubiquiti, etc. only goes so far. I'm not going to go any further on this, it'd be a rather long, detailed and frustrating conversation to which I am not keen on having.
 

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