Release date: 12/10/2018

Variscite is pleased to inform about the new Debian Stretch update for our VAR-SOM-MX7 modules, based on i.MX7 processors.

Modules: VAR-SOM-MX7 (including VAR-SOM-MX7 and VAR-SOM-MX7-5G).
Release: mx7-som-debian-recovery-sd.v60 (Debian 9, Stretch).

Noteworthy updates:

  • U-Boot:
    • Add rw kernel parameter for nfs root filesystem
    • spl: Support mask 3N09P of i.MX7 (“revision D”)
    • Backup silence status before calling mmc_init
  • The Linux kernel:
    • Switched to branch imx_4.9.88_2.0.0_ga-var01
  • Debian filesystem:
    • systemd-hostnamed.service: customization is no longer required
    • WiFi init script: Reduce the no. of retries in wifi_is_up()
    • WiFi: Load WIFI driver after completion of WIFI start-up sequence
    • WiFi: Modified WIFI init sequence to avoid delays
    • debian-emmc.sh: Ignore tar timestamp errors
    • sshd_config: Permit root login by default
    • debian-emmc.sh: Install the rootfs to eMMC faster
  • make_var_som_mx7_debian.sh:
    • Preserve links while copying
    • Rework sources.list
    • Make “-c modules” install the modules after building

External Information
Release notes
Recovery SD card changelog
Developers info