[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH CC 0/5] ar71xx: backport of support for devolo dLAN devices
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Wed Jul 15 03:37:56 EDT 2015
On 15/07/2015 09:21, Guenther Kelleter wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> 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.
sure but we can also do this using polling and thus not having the need
to merge the irq patch. the irq patch will lead to gpio-button-hotplu
using irqs for all buttons/boards.
i just started drinking my first coffee and will look into this during
the day. need to sort out a few other things beforehand
>>> 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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