[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH RFC] ath79: add support for the ar7240 version of the ubiquiti bullet

Russell Senior russell at personaltelco.net
Thu Feb 27 08:27:05 EST 2020

Sorry for the accidental sidetrack to private mail. Returning the thread to
the mailing list.

On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 5:16 AM Adrian Schmutzler <mail at adrianschmutzler.de>

> Hi,
> > What happens if you flash the "wrong" image? Do you see any chance to
> have one of the images as "default" without suffix or would this make
> things worse?
> >
> > Currently only the ar7241 is supported in ath79. If you flash an ar7241
> image on an ar7240 device, the wireless works but the ethernet does not. I
> have not tried the other way around, but I'd expect the same thing. I >
> don't actually have ready access to an ar7241-based ubnt-bullet-m to try an
> ar7240 image on to confirm that expectation.
> I have a Picostation M2HP (XM) where I could technically try an ar7240
> bullet-m image. However, I do not think we will learn much from that, as
> essentially the difference between ar7240.dtsi and ar7241.dtsi are a few
> compatibles and that mdio1 is used instead of mdio0, so I'd expect similar
> results to what you described for the opposite case.
> My main reason for the question was damage assessment, but with Wifi
> disabled by default and Ethernet broken one would still need TFTP for
> recovery as this sounds to me.
> I also briefly considered providing a mixed ar7240/ar7241 support as for
> ar71xx, but I quickly quit on that as it's hard to achieve and terribly
> ugly.
> So, I still do not have a better idea than the different names/variants at
> the moment.

Yeah. I am not seeing a particularly better path either, although I dislike
the duplication of the dtsi's.

> Best
> Adrian
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