[OpenWrt-Devel] 3.18 kernel timing? (Was Re: Moving to 3.17.x kernel?)
hauke at hauke-m.de
Sat Dec 20 14:19:32 EST 2014
On 12/19/2014 03:45 PM, Marc Nicholas wrote:
> So let me turn my question around: given there seems to be some work on
> the 3.18 kernel, is there a timeline for this to go into the development
> trunk? :)
> Marc Nicholas
> CTO, Wimoto Technologies Inc.
> Unit 2, 300 Don Park Road, Markham, Ontario L3R 3A1 CANADA
> On December 19, 2014 at 7:27:14 AM, Marc Nicholas (marc at wimoto.com
> <mailto:marc at wimoto.com>) wrote:
>> Thanks, Etienne!
>> Marc Nicholas
>> CTO, Wimoto Technologies Inc.
>> Unit 2, 300 Don Park Road, Markham, Ontario L3R 3A1 CANADA
>> On December 19, 2014 at 6:54:59 AM, Etienne Champetier
>> (champetier.etienne at gmail.com <mailto:champetier.etienne at gmail.com>)
>>> 2014-12-19 12:42 GMT+01:00 Marc Nicholas <marc at wimoto.com
>>> <mailto:marc at wimoto.com>>:
>>> I think I might inherently know this is might be more trouble
>>> than it’s worth, but I have a piece of code that requires a 3.17
>>> kernel and the kernel feature in question hasn’t been back-ported
>>> yet (CONFIG_BT_6LOWPAN).
>>> I’m reasonably comfortable with using the development trunks, but
>>> was wondering if anyone had any feedback on just how much effort
>>> I’d be looking at rev’ing from the current 3.14.x to 3.17
>>> kernels? And maybe how to go about this?
>>> I guess one of the major hurdles is dependencies and things
>>> beyond the kernel breaking as I go?
>>> Any feedback appreciated :)
>>> I don't know how to use it, but devs are already working on 3.18
The next OpenWrt release will be based on kernel 3.14 so I would suggest
you also use kernel 3.14.
Instead of taking the bluetooth stuff directly from the kernel you could
also take it from backports. It is in package/kernel/mac80211/ This way
you can use an old kernel 3.14 and use the most recent bluetooth stack.
To do this you would have to move the bluetooth stuff from
What are you planing to do? I bought some bluetooth dongles some time
ago to try out a 6lowpan network over bluetooth with OpenWrt, but I
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