Moving ipq-wifi to a dedicated repo

Christian Marangi ansuelsmth at
Wed Jun 29 14:29:46 PDT 2022

On Wed, Jun 29, 2022 at 11:08:43PM +0200, Christian Lamparter wrote:
> On 28/06/2022 23:41, Ansuel Smith wrote:
> > As the title said, it was suggested to move the ipq-wifi package
> > board file to a separate repo.
> ipq-wifi Makefile is painfully self aware in that regard.
> |  20 # This is intended to be used on an interim basis until device-specific
> |  21 # board data for new devices is available through the upstream compilation
> |  22 #
> |  23 # Please send a mail with your device-specific board files upstream.
> |  24 # You can find instructions and examples on the linux-wireless wiki:
> |  25 # <>
> My "go-to" solution was to point people to this notice, provided them with
> the example/template and wait for a mail to show up on ath10k-devel before
> merging the "new device" PRs. If OpenWrt starts a repo for boardfiles, that
> maintainer would be left holding the bag for upstreaming the files themselves.
> So in a way, that separate repo exists in Kalle's
> and the upstream linux-firmware.git
> As for moving the eye-sores to a separate repository: If the (group) of
> people which suggested the move wants to do it for the duration:
> Sure, why not?
> If they welcome ideas and random thoughts:
> Kalle extended the public/open-source ath10k-bdencoder tool with an
> "--add-mbox" (parses mbox/mails) and "--commit" (commit it to a git repo)
> options. Maybe this could be of some use?
> Yes, this would essentially create one big board-2.bin for each QCAXXXX
> variant. But this might not be that bad, because the file can simply be
> shipped for all non-upstreamed devices instead of the individual
> ipq-wifi-$device packages we have now.
> Regards,
> Christian

I see your point... Ideally we should all submit the board...
I like the idea of creating a big board-2.bin
Would also prepare things when the board is actually pushed upstream...

Will see what I can do... Also curious of the delay in submitting a
board file and have that merged in ath10k-firmware.


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