Embed Test

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This is a test to see if other content can be be embedded with the Embed Anything Extension;

...and it didn't work. The extension is a bit dated which may explain why it doesn't work anymore.

Since the end need for this test is rather simple, much more so than the features of Embed Anything (if it worked), stumbled across another solution: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Transclusion

Below is the content of a different page on this Wiki, titled: WRT1900AC, WRT1900ACS, and WRT3200ACM Routers, SoS ( CPU ), and Hardware (WRT1900AC,_WRT1900ACS,_and_WRT3200ACM_Routers,_SoS_(_CPU_),_and_Hardware)

It was added with this directive: {{:WRT1900AC,_WRT1900ACS,_and_WRT3200ACM_Routers,_SoS_(_CPU_),_and_Hardware}}

The Subtitle was added in this page as only the content of the other page is embedded in this page.

A question of how MediaWiki would handle the construction of the Contents section resulted in a satisfying conclusion. Any headings, sub-headings, etc of a Transcluded article are also included in the main pages Content Section. A recommendation would be to put the main section heading in the main article as a marker point for reference.

And what about editing? The source as it turns out cannot be edit from within the article in which it is embedded. That makes sense. Oddly, when clicking on the "embedded" section, it can be "edited", in a similar fashion to something else that has been inserted into an article (like a Code Block, etc.). However, the target article is not affected when editing. Anything added during the editing process results in it being appended to the main article, just after the "transcluded" article. Again, the source transcluded article is not modified.

Also remember that for changes to be seen via a web browser (from a user's / reader's perspective), the page needs to be refreshed. In FireFox, holding down the Shift Key and then clicking on the Refresh Button does the trick (most of the time on the first try, sometimes it takes two attempts). And there also seems to be minor delays on the backend, presumably database related, where if one updates an article to be embedded and then checks the main page, the updates may not be present immediately. In instances such as this, wait a few seconds, then refresh the page again.

WRT1900AC, WRT1900ACS, and WRT3200ACM Routers

The OpenWRT website provides a plethora of information about the AC Series of Linksys Routers. What they don't do is provide an explanation of what a lot of the technical references on those pages means. Nor should they as they're doing enough as it is (IE, this is not a complaint against them, they do excellent work). But it seems like it would be nice to have it all explained with links to references. The information provided by this article is meant to supplement the information on the OpenWRT website.


SoS (System on a Chip) / CPU for the WRT1900ACS and WRT3200ACM (not the WRT1900AC)

Both the Linksys WRT1900ACS (code name Shelby*) and WRT3200ACM (code name Rango*) use the same SoS (System on a Chip, CPU). The SoS / CPU of the WRT3200ACM has a higher clock speed. This is possibly due to variations in the manufacturing process where some chips are tested able to sustain stable operations at a higher frequency. Marvell cites a top speed of 2.0 GHz. Similar to Intel, the higher speed SoS / CPUs demand a higher price.

  • Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 (Technical Brief: Armada 38x Series, Web Site: Armada 38x Series)
  • Manufacturer: MVEBU (Marvell Embedded Business Unit)
  • Originally Released: ~2015 and ~ 2017
  • Arm / ARM v7-A Architecture, Cortex-A Family (32 bit), Cortex-A9 Core
  • 1.6 GHz Dual Core CPU, 1 MB L2 Cache (WRT1900ACS)
  • 1.866 GHz Dual Core CPU, 1 MB L2 Cache (WRT3200ACM)
  • Math Co-processor / FPU (Floating Point Unit) Support: SIMD (Neon), VFPv3 / VFPv3-D32 (including VFPv3-D16, which is inferior to D32)**
  • 128 MB Storage (Non Volatile RAM / Flash Memory / NAND) equivalent to a disk drive.***
  • 512 MB RAM (Random Access Memory)
  • One x4 PCIe 2.0 Ports, Two x1 / Four x1 PCIe 2.0 Ports, 16 bit Local Bus, Three Gb Ethernet Ports, Two USB 3 Ports, One / Three USB 1 Port, Two SATA3 Ports (Technical documentation and website information offers slightly different information)
  • OpenWRT OS Path: mvebu/cortexa9/linksys
  • Packages: arm_cortex-a9, arm_cortex-a9_neon, arm_cortex_a9-vfpv3, and arm_cortex-a9_vfpv3-d16

* Note: The Shelby, Rango, etc. references are code names assigned by Linksys to their routers and / or circuit boards and / or firmware.

**Note: The original architecture for the Linksys routers (WRT1900AC) was built for the VFPv3 FPU as the predecessor to the WRT1900ACS and WRT3200ACM was the WRT1900AC whose CPU only supported VFPv3 (see this note). However, Marvell added SIMD / Neon FPU support for the WRT1900ASC and WRT3200ACM CPUs. Use the Neon Packages as they will provide better performance in some instances. The WRT1900ACS and WRT3200ACM support all of the various Packages offered by OpenWRT. By default OpenWRT uses the VFPv3-D16 Packages.

***Note: Keep in mind, with space reserved by Linksys on the SoC (Sytem on a Chip), Multiple Flash Partitions, OpenWRT File System, Firmware, etc. out of that 128 MB of storage space, only about 25 MB will be available for the AC and ACS and more than double that for the ACM. After some research, its seems possible to access the "non active" partition, but because of the nice way OpenWRT makes a usable file system read / write, it wouldn't be easy to make it accessible in the same convenient manner. Can anyone say USB 3.0 Flash Drive?