[Gta04-owner] Patches for replicant main repositories

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Sat Jun 23 07:33:52 CEST 2018

Hi Josua,

> Am 22.06.2018 um 18:38 schrieb Josua Mayer <josua.mayer97 at gmail.com>:
> Hi Nikolaus,
> Am 22.06.2018 um 16:14 schrieb H. Nikolaus Schaller:
>> Hi Josua,
>>> Am 22.06.2018 um 15:12 schrieb Josua Mayer <josua.mayer97 at gmail.com <mailto:josua.mayer97 at gmail.com>>:
>>> Greetings everybody,
>>> I never found the time to get back on this topic until now :/
>> Fine!
>>> Nikolaus, have you meanwhile created any toybox and build repository?
>> No since I never became able to build it myself.
>> What would you need to start working?
> I have collected all the pieces I did before, and also identified a previously missing bit.
> So we have two options:
> 1) clean up load_modules.sh to only use insmod
> including the pain of figuring out dependencies, if any
> 2) get modprobe and modules.dep back.
> I favor solution two, and I have just tested the necessary patches for it.

Yes, #2 looks better. Modprobe is basically a wrapper around insmod and other
tools, but has additional features (e.g. blacklist.conf). And IMHO udevd knows
how to call it.

> So we need to fork toybox for enabling the modprobe utlity, and build for installing modules.dep.

Which means you need a new git reop for the project?

>>>>> android_external_toybox.git: monolithic implementation of essential linux userspace tools such as ls, cat, modprobe, ...
>>>>> build.git (maybe we should call it android_platform_build, because it lives in platform/build on Googles git): central android build system
>>>> yes, because build.git is a little to generic.
>>>> Or should we follow the existing naming scheme and call both "gta04-replicant-toybox.git" like the others?
>>>> Or in preparation of some more generic future: "letux-replicant-something"?
>>> Any opinions? Renaming afterwards is a little difficult...
> I think the project descriptions we came up with before will be fine.

What about the project/git name?


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