Recommended firmware, eeprom, etc. updates?

  • I usually keep my Raspberry updated with the last software, but don't pay much attention to the firmware and bootloader. For example, my installed bootloader is from a year ago and there is already a newer version.

    Is it recommended to always have the last one?

    Is omv tested with the default or latest versions?

  • Well, there several very different approaches, ranging from "never touch a running system" to "apply changes as soon as possible"

    Looking at firmware release comments like…ses/tag/1.20210111.master


    kernel: bcm2835-dma: Move DMA_WIDE flags to 24,25 to avoid conflict
    See: raspberrypi/linux#4053

    my personal preference is to apply changes ASAP (while developers are still aware of what they changed and can react to undesired side effects)

    omv 5.6.13-1 (usul) on RPi4/4GB with Kernel 5.10.17 and WittyPi 3 V2 RTC HAT

    2x 6TB HDD formatted with ext4 in Icy Box IB-RD3662-C31 / hardware supported RAID1

    For Read/Write performance of SMB shares hosted on this hardware see forum here

  • My approach is usually the first one, but I'm always willing to take the risk if it means better performance and I have a way to go back. Has anyone here tested OMV running with the latest stable firmware?

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