[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH CC 0/5] ar71xx: backport of support for devolo dLAN devices
Guenther.Kelleter at devolo.de
Wed Jul 15 03:21:31 EDT 2015
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> From: openwrt-devel [mailto:openwrt-devel-bounces at lists.openwrt.org] On Behalf
> Of John Crispin
> Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 8:47 PM
> To: openwrt-devel at lists.openwrt.org
> Subject: Re: [OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH CC 0/5] ar71xx: backport of support for
> devolo dLAN devices
> On 14/07/2015 20:00, Karl Palsson wrote:
> > We're adding support for gpio irqs to all of ar71xx this late in the
> > CC release?
> i was not planning on merging the irq patch
> > No possible side affects here?
> see above
> > Are the gpio irqs required
> > for these platforms?
It's needed to reflect status info of the PLC firmware to an LED via LED gpio trigger. PLC has no directly connected LEDs on the dLAN pro 1200+ WiFi ac.
> > What makes these two platforms special that they can be added as new
> > platforms this late?
> nothing, he simply asked. there is no rule against backporting patches.
> if i am not mistaken, new boards are explicitly allowed to be backported if
> asked for.
> > We've already added support
> > for new platforms and reverted them again.
> > Given that openwrt is moving forward with wonderful speed, and the
> > time between releases is shortening, can't this just wait?
> well, he asked nicely and i dont see a problem with adding 2 more boards that
> users can enjoy. what technical reasons can you give us not to merge them. i
> am all ears...
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