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Attached to Project: OpenWrt/LEDE Project
Opened by Matthew Tracy - 25.12.2020
Last edited by Petr Štetiar - 11.01.2021

FS#3532 - Master producing unbootable ath79 builds

NOTE:  FS#3531  appears to be related and having the same issue, but for ipq806x

Hi all, building from master is resulting in unbootable firmware for ath79. The compile completes ok and no errors, but the resulting firmware will not boot on the device. I build from fresh clones of master on a regular basis for well over a year and this is my first time seeing this.

Steps to reproduce:

git clone cd openwrt
./scripts/feeds update -a && ./scripts/feeds install -a
make clean (select target Ubiquiti UniFi AC Pro)
make defconfig
make download

Same thing happens when compiling for target Ubiquiti UniFi AC LR. Compile completes ok but the firmware won’t boot on the unit. Tried both via sysupgrade from an older working OpenWrt build and from a factory restore via mtd write. U-boot on both models is where it should according to the device wiki and both units have been running builds from master for months.

Thinking it may have been some issue with the server I use for the builds (Debian 10), I reinstalled it with Fedora 33 and have the exact same problem with it producing unbootable ath79 builds.

Strangely, building from the same clone of master for ramips (mt7621) and x86_64 produces working bootable firmware.

Closed by  Petr ┼átetiar
11.01.2021 08:29
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  


Matthew Tracy commented on 25.12.2020 00:51

Sven Wegener has submitted this pull request to remediate the issue. Thanks @swegener and Michel Thill!

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Baptiste Jonglez commented on 30.12.2020 17:39

I closed this a bit too fast, the fix is still in blocktrron's staging tree but not in master:;a=commit;h=57e6f3ae65e1e77db6291f29b40002646b76db3b

Borromini commented on 09.01.2021 19:50

I think this can be closed now ath79 works fine again :-).


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