[PATCH 0/1] build: scripts/config - update to kconfig-v5.14

Eneas U de Queiroz cotequeiroz at gmail.com
Thu Nov 25 05:47:32 PST 2021

On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 4:54 AM Florian Eckert <fe at dev.tdt.de> wrote:
> Hello Eneas,
> I've been looking at this too and wanted to update.
> Since I wasn't there from the beginning, I don't know what all OpenWrt
> changes.
> Hence my suggestion:
> Can't we put the changes OpenWrt makes to the source code into a patch
> directory
> and then patch that with 'quilt' like we do with all the other packages?
> That would make the task easier for others too update this too.

I don't think we should keep the patches along with the main sources,
but it may be beneficial to create an official repository under the
openwrt infrastructure.

What I had done was to create a fork of 'linux', and applied the
openwrt patches on top of that.  You can see my current version, which
resulted in the patch I just sent, here:
I don't think anyone can review the openwrt patch without looking at
the commits I applied.

Getting all of those commits together took some effort when I first
did it.  I was in the same situation as you are, but I really wanted
the much better dependency view that the new kernel had.  That was my
motivation then.  I documented the changes the best I could.
It resulted in this branch:

Then fast-forwarding them was also time-consuming, because of the high
number of commits to adapt, especially the many changes to the
I remember doing it in two ways: starting from openwrt version of
kconfig and applying the linux updates ("linux-on-top-of-openwrt"
branch, stale after the review); and rebasing the openwrt changes on
top of kconfig-5.6, which ended up being the final version (openwrt
branch--I should have added a version to it), to see how close I would
get both versions. I added the link to the branch I used in the

At least now the Makefile was less subject to change, and our
modifications have become straightforward and clean.  There have been
some syntax adjustments (notably the removal of '---help---'), but
when we moved from 5.4 to 5.10, our kernel patches had to be adapted
as well.

This is why I think it is beneficial to update this regularly, keeping it fresh.



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