lantiq: upstream Linux efforts

Aleksander Bajkowski olek2 at
Sun Apr 18 19:31:14 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 also 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.
> Best regards,
> Martin
>I have a lot of lantiq based devices (xRX200, xRX330 and xRX350) and
access to a VDSL line. If anyone needs testing, I can do it.


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