syspatch Octeon and arm64 alternatives

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syspatch Octeon and arm64 alternatives

Predrag Punosevac-2
Hi Misc,

Are there any plans to build syspathes for Octeon platform in the
future? Octeon platform has matured nicely since the introduction in
2013 and is becoming my goto platform for SOHO environments. Apart of
the lack of hardware clocks the main nuisance is the lack of binary
patches.


I know that arm64 is vigorously developed and I do have few ROCK64
boards but is there a consumer grade network hardware built on the top
of arm64? Can one run OpenBSD on something like SG-1100

https://www.netgate.com/solutions/pfsense/sg-1100.html

and how does it compare to edgerouter 4

https://www.ui.com/edgemax/edgerouter-4/

Thanks,
Predrag

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Re: syspatch Octeon and arm64 alternatives

Patrick Wildt-3
On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 02:32:22PM -0400, Predrag Punosevac wrote:

> Hi Misc,
>
> Are there any plans to build syspathes for Octeon platform in the
> future? Octeon platform has matured nicely since the introduction in
> 2013 and is becoming my goto platform for SOHO environments. Apart of
> the lack of hardware clocks the main nuisance is the lack of binary
> patches.
>
>
> I know that arm64 is vigorously developed and I do have few ROCK64
> boards but is there a consumer grade network hardware built on the top
> of arm64? Can one run OpenBSD on something like SG-1100
>
> https://www.netgate.com/solutions/pfsense/sg-1100.html
>
> and how does it compare to edgerouter 4
>
> https://www.ui.com/edgemax/edgerouter-4/
>
> Thanks,
> Predrag
>

Hi,

the SG-1100 is using the same SoC as the Turris Mox, which I intend
to support.  I recently received mine.  As long as the SG-1100 uses
a recent (as in 2017/2018) U-Boot it should be possible to support
that hardware once the Turris Mox support got better.

That said, I would assume that the USB 3.0 ports work already and the
the WAN port should do as well.  The eMMC is not yet supported.  If I
had one I could have a look.

Patrick