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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: What's your SheevaPlug's lifetime? on: February 21, 2011, 07:49:35 PM
I have a dev model which I received in June 2009.  It ran 24x7 (with the exception of one week during which it was moved to a new location 2,500 miles away) until today.

The PSU died.  I wired up a 5V 2.4A  power supply from a USB hub I had lying around, it's working fine again. I've been tarring (with bzip2) 30GB of data on it for the last 8 hours or so; it's about as loaded as it will get and is going strong. The wall wart is only slightly warm to the touch.


I guess, from reading other posts, that my PSU lasted about a year longer than it should have Tongue

-Matt

PS:  The silver box next to the drobo is a Neoware thin client (800MHz Via) running pfsense, the best OSS firewall ever.
2  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30-rc6 new release on: June 11, 2009, 04:03:47 PM
downloaded and installed your rc8 and drobo seems fine now.  thanks!
3  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30-rc6 new release on: June 10, 2009, 07:56:45 PM
Would  you mind posting or otherwise delivering the config that you used to build this kernel?  I previously posted about my ext3 formatted drobo not mounting; i since have discovered that it mounts fine if formatted as fat32 (yuk).  I tried building a 2.6.30-rc6 from source with a slightly modified kirkwood_defconfig but after inserting it into sheevaplug-installer-alpha-6 (from whence i obtained your build) it would not mount the root fs during the install; not sure why but i'd like to see what is different about this one.

Thanks,


EDIT:   NM, i guess i should have looked at your link to the kernel and modules in the original post. 
4  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30-rc6 new release on: June 10, 2009, 06:18:20 AM
I'm having problems with my Drobo on this release; it works perfectly on my 8.04LTS desktop and on the factory kernel that shipped w/ my plug

root@divaplug:/home/matt# mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/drobo1
mount: you must specify the filesystem type



So I try:
root@divaplug:/home/matt# mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb1 /mnt/drobo1
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
       missing codepage or helper program, or other error
       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail  or so



dmesg | tail returns:

sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem on dev sdb1.
FAT: bogus number of reserved sectors
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sdb1.
VFS: Can't find an ext2 filesystem on dev sdb1.
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb1.
VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem on dev sdb1.
FAT: bogus number of reserved sectors
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sdb1.
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb1.




anyway --

5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sheevaplug installer - alpha-6 release - Testers needed on: June 09, 2009, 11:09:18 PM
It worked brilliantly for me.  I stumbled across it when i was looking for the files I needed to flash my plug back to the factory image (one file on my cd wouldn't untar) and I am glad I did... only problem so far is that my drobo won't mount (worked fine on the factory image) but I am trying formatting on the plug to see what happens.  edit:  it now mounts on the plug but not on my desktop.  the desktop sees the device but not the partition (even though I didn't create the partition on the plug, I just used mkfs.ext3 to format it)

anyway..

What's amazing to me (and maybe nobody else) is that i'm running windows in VMWare workstation on my Ubuntu desktop and so I ran the script in Ubuntu and puTTY in windows and both were able to access the plug simultaneously.

-m
6  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Compiling nfs-kernel-server support into kernel on: June 09, 2009, 09:26:08 AM
FYI you were exactly right; I just pulled linux-2.6.30-rc1.tar.bz2, untarred it, configged and turned on a couple extra filesystems and nfs server and now it's compiling.  Hopefully it will boot.  Thanks for the help; the more I do this the easier it gets.

-M

edit:  out of curiosity, is the kirkwood_defconfig the same or mostly the same as the config for the kernel that ships with the sheevaplug?
7  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Compiling nfs-kernel-server support into kernel on: June 09, 2009, 08:09:46 AM
I'll just try another kernel; I don't really care what it is as long as it has the support I need.

Thanks,

Matt

I think you're trying to make the Feroceon branch on the sheeva plug.  I believe that branch was targeted for cross-compiling, I'm pretty sure I remember make calling arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc when I cross compiled the kernel.  My suggestion would be to use the orion or mainline kernel instead.

I suppose you could also hack it if you really wanted to by defining the CROSS_COMPILE= flag when you call make.  Check to make sure you have arm-linux-gnueabi-gcc installed on your sheeva plug and point the CROSS_COMPILE flag to that instead.
8  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Compiling nfs-kernel-server support into kernel on: June 07, 2009, 06:43:04 PM
Ok, so I have gotten as far as making a new config file with what I think are the necessary changes... so I make config and then make and I get this:

Code:
make: arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc: Command not found
scripts/kconfig/conf -s arch/arm/Kconfig
make: arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc: Command not found
  CHK     include/linux/version.h
  SYMLINK include/asm-arm/arch -> include/asm-arm/arch-feroceon-kw
make[1]: `include/asm-arm/mach-types.h' is up to date.
  CHK     include/linux/utsrelease.h
  CC      arch/arm/kernel/asm-offsets.s
/bin/sh: arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc: not found
make[1]: *** [arch/arm/kernel/asm-offsets.s] Error 127
make: *** [prepare0] Error 2

from what I gather, I am missing something in my path or in /etc/environment but i am not sure what.

edit:  i should mention that i am compiling on the sheevaplug and that i have installed build-essentials and libncurses5-dev per http://www.computingplugs.com/index.php/Building_a_custom_kernel
9  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Compiling nfs-kernel-server support into kernel on: June 07, 2009, 10:03:02 AM
I am following directions to compile kernel using the supplied sources.  i need support for nfs-kernel-server.  I intend to modify the mv88f6281_defconfig, just wanting to know which NFS options I need to turn on.  Here is the default:

Code:
# Network File Systems
#
CONFIG_NFS_FS=y
CONFIG_NFS_V3=y
# CONFIG_NFS_V3_ACL is not set
# CONFIG_NFS_V4 is not set
# CONFIG_NFS_DIRECTIO is not set
# CONFIG_NFSD is not set
CONFIG_ROOT_NFS=y
CONFIG_LOCKD=y
CONFIG_LOCKD_V4=y
CONFIG_NFS_COMMON=y
CONFIG_SUNRPC=y
# CONFIG_SUNRPC_BIND34 is not set
# CONFIG_RPCSEC_GSS_KRB5 is not set
# CONFIG_RPCSEC_GSS_SPKM3 is not set
# CONFIG_SMB_FS is not set
# CONFIG_CIFS is not set
# CONFIG_NCP_FS is not set
# CONFIG_CODA_FS is not set
# CONFIG_AFS_FS is not set
# CONFIG_9P_FS is not set

My gut says that I need to add a line CONFIG_NFSD=y ?     I'm not terribily new to Linux but I have only compiled a kernel once before and it was a long time ago. 

Thanks,

Matt
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