[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 2/3] bcm53xx: add specific device profiles

Álvaro Fernández Rojas noltari at gmail.com
Thu May 28 17:16:06 EDT 2015

El 28/05/2015 a las 21:16, Rafał Miłecki escribió:
> On 28 May 2015 at 21:04, Álvaro Fernández Rojas <noltari at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Signed-off-by: Álvaro Fernández Rojas <noltari at gmail.com>
> So will you extend your above explanation a bit?

These profiles define the required packages for each specific device.
There are devices which have WiFi chipsets which aren't compatible with any available driver, so they don't need b43/brcmsmac/wpad-mini at all.
Another example would be if any specific device had no USB ports. In this case it would make no sense to build specific images for this device with usb support (this is just an example, every supported bcm53xx device has USB ports. However, any device without usb ports could be added in the future, that's why I included USB support packages in every specific profile).
Furthermore, let's say we only need to generate an image for NETGEAR R8000. In this case there's no need to build every single image, but just the one we need, as it's done in other targets like ar71xx, brcm63xx, etc. And this is a needed step for achieving this goal.

If you have any more questions please let me know.

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