[OpenWrt-Devel] OpenWrt cfg80211.h station_info incompatibility with kernel+mac80211 [was: B.A.T.M.A.N. V leaves the nest v2]

Sven Eckelmann sven at open-mesh.com
Thu Jan 21 10:16:48 EST 2016

On Thursday 21 January 2016 15:47:02 Felix Fietkau wrote:
> > Hm, didn't work out so well. It basically explodes right away because 
> > possible_net_t, possible_read_pnet, possible_write_pnet is not defined on 
> > v3.18 when not using the mac80211 backporting headers. And when usign the 
> > backporting headers then it will explode because it conflicts with batman-
> > adv's own backporting stuff. And without the batman-adv's backporting headers 
> > it will also not compile due to missing backporting hacks.
> I think in the short term it would be a good idea to identify what's
> missing in the mac80211 backport support and make patches for it.
> You should also rebase those on top of backports.git and submit them
> upstream.

Yes, this was already started after/during the linux plumbers conf 2014 [1]. But
it died the horrible death of being ignored and neglected - especially after the
multicast optimization was integrated.

Someone who want to use the mac80211 stuff with the batman-adv package can use
the attached patch as starting point.

Kind regards,

[1] https://github.com/ordex/batman-adv-backport/commits/TODO-compat
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