Linux kernel 6.1 or 6.6 for OpenWrt 24.x release?

Rich Brown richb.hanover at
Mon Feb 5 06:28:08 PST 2024

> On Feb 5, 2024, at 5:35 AM, Zoltan HERPAI <wigyori at> wrote:
> One thing I fully agree with Hauke is that we should pick one (and only one) kernel for the next release, whenever that is. If we need to drop targets to achieve it (no maintainer stepping up or lack of storage on the devices), so be it.


To aid in the analysis, I copy/pasted the Table of Hardware into a spreadsheet to see what we would be losing. I started with

The resulting spreadsheet is at:

The tabs are:

- Original Data - as copy/pasted from the Table of Hardware. Cells are protected to prevent inadvertent changes.
	The rest of the spreadsheet is unprotected and you should feel free to modify it/make new tabs
- Sorted by Curr Release - same data, but sorted by Current Release column (Column I)
- 23.0x-only devices - removes the rows for 22.0x and earlier, and current release = blank
- Changelog - changes from original data to produce current state


- There are ~2200 devices listed in the ToH
- There are ~880 devices that are only supported in 22.0x and earlier
- There are ~330 devices that have the empty string as the Supported Current Release
- Virtually all the devices in the last two items (22.0x and earlier, and empty string) have been discontinued/unavailable from before 2020

Can someone who knows more about our devices make a judgement whether we would lose an appreciable fraction of devices by switching to a kernel that might not fit/work? Thanks.


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