Transform OpenWRT to a Yocto / openembedded layer (was: Re: dm-verity support)

Daniel Golle daniel at
Thu Jul 30 10:45:59 EDT 2020

On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 11:15:36AM +0200, mail at wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bas Mevissen [mailto:abuse at]
> > Sent: Donnerstag, 30. Juli 2020 10:54
> > To: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at>
> > Cc: mail at; openwrt-devel at
> > Subject: Transform OpenWRT to a Yocto / openembedded layer (was: Re:
> > dm-verity support)
> > 
> > On 2020-07-30 09:13, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > On Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:17:28 +0200
> > > <mail at> wrote:
> > >
> > >> your dm-verity patchset is in our patchwork since November 2019 (v2).
> > >> Unfortunately, nobody seemed to be particularly interested in
> > >> reviewing/merging it.
> > >>
> > >> Since I don't see a reason why this should change in another 8
> > >> months, I'm going to finally mark it as Rejected now. After all, our
> > >> resources are limited.
> > >>
> > 
> > Isn't there some deferred or other state that better expresses the actual
> > situation?
> For me, "deferred" means essentially "we don't do it now, but we will do it later".
> However, there is no indication that the situation will be different in a year or two. So I chose "rejected", as a waiting time of 8 months without any response indicate that the feature is not wanted.
> As Thomas stated himself, this surely is "unfortunate", but I'm just putting into effect what's obvious here.
> However, since it doesn't matter much after all, I can also change the patchset to Deferred if you really desire.
> Or I could try to apply it, which would certainly fail after 8 months, and then mark it as "Not Applicable", which IIRC has been done for the SELinux changeset already.
> But none of that would actually change the situation. I'm (actually) sorry, but I don't see a point in keeping features open for years. The interest will certainly not increase, but rather decrease if the patchset becomes older and older.

I do see great value in both efforts (SELinux and dm-verity).

As far as I remember both patchsets did receive some comments and I
didn't see all of them being addressed in a v2.

Hence I'd appreciate a rebased and cleaned-up re-submission, of course
also if that comes from someone else than the author of the original
patches in case they can't find time or motivation to do that.

Having the by now outdated versions of both patchsets changed to
'Deferred' on patchwork looks like the most appropriate action to me
at this point.

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