[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] kernel: ath10k-ct: provide a build variant for small RAM devices

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Mon Dec 16 09:29:41 EST 2019

On 12/16/2019 03:26 AM, Alberto Bursi wrote:
> On 15/12/19 14:09, Christian Lamparter wrote:
>> But it seems that Ben had a change of heart in this regard. I don't know the
>> details or why, But it makes sense because it would enable his company to save
>> some money for the systems his company sells:
>>   <https://www.candelatech.com/lf_systems.php> so there is some value
>> in supporting these devices, especially if someone else does all the work
>> for it.
> These are wifi/network testing equipment, not network devices.
> Also I don't see the value in "saving some money" by using a bit less RAM
> when the cheaper system is sold for 3k, and most stuff is above 10k.
> You could use standard whitebox x86 stuff at that price point.

The low-ram thing is for people using OpenWRT on low-powered AP boards.  We don't
need it for our test equipment.

Hopefully someone can test Paul Fertser's patches, and if they work well, then can
be applied to OpenWRT.

Maybe later we can conditionally compile it directly into ath10k-ct instead of having
the extra patch in OpenWRT.


Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com

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