[PATCH 4/4] gemini: Bump to kernel v6.1

Linus Walleij linus.walleij at linaro.org
Sat Jun 3 07:23:17 PDT 2023

On Sat, Jun 3, 2023 at 10:44 AM Arınç ÜNAL <arinc.unal at arinc9.com> wrote:

> I prefer to stay away from backporting features to older Linux versions.
> The reasons being:
> - OpenWrt will eventually use a kernel version by default which will
> have the feature. It doesn't satisfy me to do all that work just for
> some OpenWrt devices to use this feature earlier. I would rather just
> make OpenWrt use the kernel version that's already got the feature. I
> already have some efforts to improve the current way to do this, I had a
> presentation on Battlemesh v15 regarding this and more.
> - The backporting process can become messy, and the backported code is
> prone to all sorts of possible issues. I don't want to debug any issues
> either caused or possibly caused by backporting features.

My sympathies. Coming to OpenWrt from the outside I was amazed
by the amount of out-of-tree efforts. But people have their reasons,
such as making hardware useful for a wider audience.

I personally try to compromise a bit, I backport if it
is easy and effortless, otherwise I wait, that works for me.

Linus Walleij

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