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

Stijn Segers foss at
Wed Apr 7 23:03:48 BST 2021

Hi Hauke,

Op woensdag 7 april 2021 om 23u58 schreef Hauke Mehrtens 
<hauke at>:
> 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
> Hi,
> 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.

Thanks for getting the RC going. I have been running the WireGuard PR 
on 21.02 for a few weeks now, no issues here. Same for the iproute2 PR 
but I have done no specific testing on it (just running pretty default 
configs on DSA devices). No complaints about that PR either.


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