OpenBSD/octeon on the EdgeRouter Lite

Frederic Cambus August 24, 2017 [OpenBSD] [MIPS64]

I've had the EdgeRouter Lite from Ubiquiti since a little more than a year now, and it's a nice and affordable little fanless device to run OpenBSD/octeon on.

The CPU on this machine is a dual-core Cavium Octeon CN50xx (MIPS64 ISA) which can run in both BE and LE modes. OpenBSD runs in big-endian mode on this architecture.

On the minus side, there is no internal clock and no FPU.

OpenBSD on the EdgeRouter Lite

Here is the output of running file on executables:

ELF 64-bit MSB shared object, MIPS, MIPS-III version 1

And this is the result of the md5 -t benchmark:

MD5 time trial.  Processing 10000 10000-byte blocks...
Digest = 52e5f9c9e6f656f3e1800dfa5579d089
Time   = 2.183314 seconds
Speed  = 45801932.291920 bytes/second

For the record, LibreSSL speed benchmark results are available here.

System message buffer (dmesg output):

Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
	The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 1995-2017 OpenBSD. All rights reserved.

OpenBSD 6.2-beta (GENERIC.MP) #0: Wed Aug 23 05:12:05 UTC 2017
real mem = 536870912 (512MB)
avail mem = 523943936 (499MB)
mainbus0 at root
cpu0 at mainbus0: CN50xx CPU rev 0.1 500 MHz, Software FP emulation
cpu0: cache L1-I 32KB 4 way D 8KB 64 way, L2 128KB 8 way
cpu1 at mainbus0: CN50xx CPU rev 0.1 500 MHz, Software FP emulation
cpu1: cache L1-I 32KB 4 way D 8KB 64 way, L2 128KB 8 way
clock0 at mainbus0: int 5
iobus0 at mainbus0
simplebus0 at iobus0: "soc"
octciu0 at simplebus0
cn30xxsmi0 at simplebus0
com0 at simplebus0: ns16550a, 64 byte fifo
com0: console
dwctwo0 at iobus0 base 0x1180068000000 irq 56
usb0 at dwctwo0: USB revision 2.0
uhub0 at usb0 configuration 1 interface 0 "Octeon DWC2 root hub" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 1
octrng0 at iobus0 base 0x1400000000000 irq 0
cn30xxgmx0 at iobus0 base 0x1180008000000
cnmac0 at cn30xxgmx0: RGMII, address 44:d9:e7:9e:f5:9e
atphy0 at cnmac0 phy 7: AR8035 10/100/1000 PHY, rev. 2
cnmac1 at cn30xxgmx0: RGMII, address 44:d9:e7:9e:f5:9f
atphy1 at cnmac1 phy 6: AR8035 10/100/1000 PHY, rev. 2
cnmac2 at cn30xxgmx0: RGMII, address 44:d9:e7:9e:f5:a0
atphy2 at cnmac2 phy 5: AR8035 10/100/1000 PHY, rev. 2
/dev/ksyms: Symbol table not valid.
umass0 at uhub0 port 1 configuration 1 interface 0 "vendor 0x13fe USB DISK 2.0" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 2
umass0: using SCSI over Bulk-Only
scsibus0 at umass0: 2 targets, initiator 0
sd0 at scsibus0 targ 1 lun 0: <, USB DISK 2.0, PMAP> SCSI4 0/direct removable serial.13fe42005BB4EF1C4C68
sd0: 3824MB, 512 bytes/sector, 7831552 sectors
vscsi0 at root
scsibus1 at vscsi0: 256 targets
softraid0 at root
scsibus2 at softraid0: 256 targets
boot device: sd0
root on sd0a (cf2da3d2e43090ca.a) swap on sd0b dump on sd0b
cpu1 launched

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