[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 0/3] mac80211: Update to version 5.7-rc2

Koen Vandeputte koen.vandeputte at ncentric.com
Wed Apr 22 03:49:07 EDT 2020

On 21.04.20 23:22, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:
> This updates mac80211 in OpenWrt to version 5.7-rc2.
> This update contains ath11k and many other ieee80211ax updates.
> ath11k only works on the ipq807x devices.
> I tried to start a discussion how we want to go forward with the
> wireless subsystem we ship in the next OpenWrt release:
> https://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/openwrt-devel/2020-March/022198.html
> I would prefer if we apply this to master and then continuously update
> to match more recent kernel versions till we are at an LTS kernel
> version. I assume that the kernel 5.9 or 5.10 will be the next LTS
> version. Using a normal kernel release as a base will make providing
> (security) updates much harder.
Hi Hauke,

It seems I missed that one.

+1 for option 4
I'm also in favor of avoiding non-LTS stuff as it puts pressure on 
timely updates.
It allows bleeding edge stuff while being still (more easily) 
maintainable when a release moves to maintenance.



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