Starting to ‘explore’ the system, and it looks very different from the typical Linux system I have been used to since 1997.. The base directory structure is different, with many ‘additions’..
This is probably standard for Android, but not what I am accustomed to!
I decided to format a (micro) SD card, and insert it, as this may form the basis of my efforts to put a standard distro on the device.. This appeared to be recognised, but then generated a ‘tombstone’..
~ # mmc0: new high speed SD card at address 1234
mmcblk0: mmc0:1234 SA02G 1.83 GiB
mmcblk0: p1 p2
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WARNING: at fs/fs-writeback.c:1112 __mark_inode_dirty+0x118/0x13c()
Modules linked in: g_file_storage g_crypto g_wmt_cmoscam g_wmt_v4l2_cmos g_wmt_v4l2 g_w
mt_ve_h264 g_wmt_ve_com g_wmt_vdma g_wmt_vd_vc1 g_wmt_vd_h264 g_wmt_vd_h263 g_wmt_vd_di
vx g_wmt_vd_mpeg4 g_wmt_vd_mpeg2 g_wmt_vd_jdec g_wmt_lock g_wmt_vd_com mali ump [last u
[<c00303a8>] (dump_backtrace+0x0/0x10c) from [<c0414ac8>] (dump_stack+0x18/0x1c)
r6:00000458 r5:c00c76f4 r4:00000000 r3:c058fa00
[<c0414ab0>] (dump_stack+0x0/0x1c) from [<c004b7a0>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x50/0x68)
[<c004b750>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x0/0x68) from [<c004b7d0>] (warn_slowpath_null+0x18
When I checked the ‘Storage settings’ screen on the Anrdoid display, it only showed the 500MB of the first partition (p1) on the card, ignoring the second partition.. From the output above, the second partition (p2) had been found by the underlying OS.. I tried unload / loading, but there was no difference… Again, this might be standard Android behaviour!
This would suggest that the kernel still has some bugs to be ironed out… Once again, this is typical for an ‘early adopter’ system with limited production run..
More to follow!