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Performance/Mobile Device Lab/Raspberry Pi Image
Some of the installation steps still need to be converted to
Building the image
Install the dependencies, per the upstream instructions.
make raspi_4_bullseye.img. You don’t need to be root if fakemachine is installed.
I compress the image using
pv -s 4G < raspi_4_bullseye.img | xz -8c > devicelab_bullseye.img. (The compress.sh script from upstream doesn’t work as a non-root user and didn’t generate much in the way of space savings when I tested it.)
Writing the image
sudo dd if=devlicelab_bullseye.img of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=8M.
After writing, I run
fsck /dev/mmcblk0p2 to check for errors. In the past, I’ve run into issues with no-brand SD cards silently eating data.
If you get garbage on the serial console starting mid-way through the boot sequence, you should mount
/dev/mmcblk0p1 and edit
cmdline.txt to add
module_blacklist=vc4. This works around an upstream bug for me.
Running the image
The default user is
wmf, which is in
You can configure a static IP or wifi network information by mounting the image (or, if you have console access, booting and logging in) and editing the files in
/etc/network/interfaces.d. Wireguard is included, and soon the image will contain startup scripts to automatically “phone home” with a VPN connection for talking to the attached devices.
If you’re connection a modern Android device, the
usb0 interface corresponds to a USB ethernet interface that can be used for reverse tethering. Otherwise, either Web Page Relay or gnirehtet can be used to tunnel web traffic over the USB interface. Work is in progress to make both solutions work better out of the box.
Sitespeed.io is installed for running mobile tests. Our current test setup is in [Gerrit https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/g/performance/mobile-synthetic-monitoring-tests/+/refs/heads/master].