lantiq: upstream Linux efforts

Hauke Mehrtens hauke at
Sun Apr 11 23:24:38 BST 2021


On 4/11/21 7:51 PM, Martin Blumenstingl wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> you are included in this email because you have previously worked on
> patches for the Lantiq SoCs upstream.
> In the past updating the kernel version for the lantiq target in
> OpenWrt was an unpleasant task.
> There are many out-of-tree patches and some of them are breaking with
> newer kernel versions.
> To improve the situation I suggest using Rafał Miłecki's approach also
> for the lantiq target:
> He is submitting patches upstream, then backporting them to OpenWrt.
> That way backports to the -stable tree are for free.
> Other patches can simply be dropped during the next major kernel
> version update (instead of having to rework them every time...).

I like this approach.

> This approach however only works when there are active contributors upstream.
> It brings the benefit of upstream code-reviews though - which in my
> experience improves the quality of the resulting code.
> Therefore I would like to know who is interested in upstreaming more
> patches and cleaning up some of the code which already exists
> upstream?
> Saying that you are not interested is fine, there is no pressure on anyone.

Currently I do not plan to upstream anything for the lantiq target, but 
I can help someone when he works on this topic.

Thanks for your work on the DSA switch and fixing all the bugs in there.

What do you plan to do about the other patches still in the lantiq 
target like the PCIe driver?


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