OpenWrt 21.02-rc1 - realtek and mediatek targets

Stijn Segers foss at
Wed Apr 7 23:06:48 BST 2021

Hi Hauke,

Op woensdag 7 april 2021 om 22u27 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,
> Do we want to keep the realtek and mediatek targets in the 21.02 
> branch and release or do we want to remove them link the ipq807x 
> target?

A vote for keeping the realtek target here, I have three devices here 
in production. Very happy with them. The main catch I see with 
relegating the realtek target to master would be less uptake on the end 
user side (not everyone will want to run hardware that needs OpenWrt 
master), but I am unqualified to judge the code quality.

All I can say is it runs nicely here (including PoE).



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