[OpenWrt-Devel] RFT: ar71xx/mac80211 update

Hauke Mehrtens hauke at hauke-m.de
Tue Sep 25 17:15:14 EDT 2018

On 09/24/2018 10:47 PM, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:
> On 08/13/2018 05:14 PM, John Crispin wrote:
>> Hi,
>> as 19.01 will probably use v4.14 as baseline and ath79 wont be a full
>> replacement for ar71xx by then we decided to bump ar71xx to v4.14. This
>> is available for testing inside my staging tree ->
>> https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt/staging/blogic.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/staging
>> The tree also holds an update to mac80211, bumping it to the v4.18 wifi
>> drivers. If anyone would like to test ar71xx and/or mac80211, feel free
>> to do so.
>>     John
> Hi John,
> most of the stuff we need in backports is now already in the upstream git:
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/backports/backports.git/log/
> Johannes is still waiting for a fix iwlwifi then I will make an
> officially tagged backports release of that. I would prefer to use that
> in OpenWrt as a base for now. Can we wait with the mac80211 update in
> OpenWrt some days. It still makes sense to test the stuff which is your
> staging git tree, it should work with kernel 4.9 and 4.14, it still has
> a problem with kernel 4.19 which is also fixed upstream backports.

Hi John,

Now backports-4.19-rc5-1.tar.xz was released, I added it here:

With that update I am fine with squashing the mac80211 updates and
pushing them to OpenWrt master.

I checked the removed patches and could not find these two patches in
the upstream kernel:

I assume it is not a problem that they got removed.


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