OpenWrt 21.02-rc1

Josef Schlehofer josef.schlehofer at
Thu Apr 8 11:22:10 BST 2021

Hi guys,

On 08. 04. 21 11:14, Mauro Mozzarelli wrote:
> Hauke,
> I have been using 21.02 for the last 4 weeks and I found 2 importants issues:
> 1) OpenVPN up/down:
> There are proposed fixes, but I have not seen these yet in the latest 21.02 branch.
> I question the value of the change introduced for openvpn hotplug, which is un-necessary given the existing native up/down options. The change introduces additional complexity, cost of maintenance (technical debt) and new possible points of failure just to reproduce an existing native openvpn function. The value added is therefore unclear. I would remove it altogether.

Yesterday, maintainer of OpenVPN package created PR against OpenWrt
21.02 branch [1], where he cherry-picked commits from master, which
fixes the issue, which you are mention and in the same day, it was merged.
It should be in a few hours if not already present in OpenWrt 21.02.



> 2) dsl_control [status|lucistat] was changed with dsl reporting removed
> I understand the reason behind this change. I had to write my own command line reporting and adapt batch data collection and router connectivity keepalive scripts that previously depended on dsl_control, but users who have dependencies on these removed command line features are likely to be impacted. My recommendation is that it should be documented (there is no documentation right now).
> I wonder why backward compatibility was not considered as it would not be difficult to reproduce "status" and "lucistat" functionality.
> On 06/04/2021, 23:37, "openwrt-devel on behalf of Hauke Mehrtens" <openwrt-devel-bounces at on behalf of hauke at> 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
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