OpenWrt 21.02-rc1 (backport request, WireGuard, DSA roaming, iproute2 5.11)

Hauke Mehrtens hauke at
Wed Apr 7 22:58:38 BST 2021

On 4/7/21 12:29 AM, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:
> Hi,
> How do we want to go forward with OpenWrt 21.02-rc1?
> * I think the base system is ok.
> * The http (original wolfssl) problem reported by jow is fixed
> * LuCI in the 21.02 branch still misses DSA support, this was merged 
> into master some time ago as far as I understood.
> Jow reported this end of March:
>> I found some serious regressions in the luci device config support.
>> not sure yet how long it'll take to sort out. The netifd uci config
>> grew so complex that it'll take a while to try all cases
>> * changing interface settings after previously enabling certain
>>   options results in a brick
>> * wireless networks with custom ifnames are improperly bridged
>> * option ipv6 for ppp based protocols is broken because it clashes
>>   with option ipv6 in device sections
> I would like to merge this update of iproute2 if Russel is fine with it, 
> but I do not see this blocking 21.02-rc1:
> If there are some other bugs in the 21.02 branch which are fixed in 
> master, we can backport the fixed as long as they are not so big. If 
> there is something missing, just ask on the mainling list.
> In would like to get 21.02-rc1 soon, so more users start testing it and 
> we get more bug reports.
> How should we continue?
> 1. Tag 21.02-rc1 and do the release in the next days with the current
>    state.
> 2. Merge the LuCI DSA changes from master to 21.02 branch now and do
>    21.02-rc1 ~3 days to see if some big problems come up.
> 3. Wait till the problems reported by jow are fixed and do the 21.02-rc1
>    them.
> 4. Wait an other 2 weeks and see how it looks them.
> I would prefer if we merge the LuCI DSA changes from master to 21.02 
> branch now and do 21.02-rc1 soon. We should list the problems as known 
> problems.
> It would be nice if someone else could also look into these problems and 
> propose fixes.
> Hauke


There are requests for some pretty big changes to get merged into 21.02:

Bring WireGuard in-tree for 21.02 #3960
Adding 63482 lines, mostly backported kernel patches.

kernel: DSA roaming fix for Marvell mv88e6xxx
Adding 1180 lines of kernel patches

build: make sure asm gets built with -DPIC

iproute2: backport 5.11 update and improvements, related NLS fixes #4025
multiple patches for packages

Are there any objections to backporting these changes? If no one 
complains I will merge them into 21.02 in on Friday.


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