[PATCH] iperf3: update to version 3.1.5 and download via git
chunkeey at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 30 13:09:39 PST 2017
On Monday, January 30, 2017 12:43:40 PM CET Daniel Engberg wrote:
> On 2017-01-15 22:06, Daniel Engberg wrote:
> > On 2017-01-15 21:56, Christian Lamparter wrote:
> >> On Sunday, January 15, 2017 9:25:28 PM CET Daniel Engberg wrote:
> >>> Thanks for submitting a patch but can you please outline why we would
> >>> want to switch from a tarball release to a git repo pull for iperf3?
> >> Actually, it's in the commit. It saves a couple of KiB since we can
> >> switch to
> >> xz along the way too. As for iperf 3.1.5 this is:
> >> 550862 Bytes for iperf-3.1.5.tar.gz
> >> vs.
> >> 400468 Bytes for
> >> iperf-3.1.5-a46d5aec9726e196e86ab192c3f77dea6a3beb8e.tar.xz
> >> That's around 27% savings of bandwidth. Because once it's uploaded
> >> onto the mirror
> >> the download methods will pick it from there - instead of the listed
> >> address.
> >> Anyway, if you have your own idea of how to do it: Then just make a
> >> patch as well.
> >> Regards,
> >> Christian
> > I'm all for saving space and bandwidth but as far as I know the common
> > practice is to use tarballs where it makes sense (ie pretty much
> > everywhere) and upstream download mirrors/sites. Directing all users
> > to the LEDE "backup" mirror is not a desirable outcome as there's no
> > official xz package. That's just my point of view.
> > Regards,
> > Daniel Engberg
> I just wanted to information you (as asked by mkresin) that I've
> submitted a pr on GitHub
> (https://github.com/lede-project/source/pull/755) that uses the release
> tarball which is considered to be the preferred way for this package.
Let's hope so :).
> Something completely different, great work on the ipq4xx stuff. Any
> plans on upstreaming it?
Depends. Most of / all the platform code and the important drivers would
need to be upstream. As far as I can tell, there's little progress on the
ipq40xx. It's rotting since Matthew McClintock left QCA. Maybe it will
pick up a bit once the devices are getting more common... But people might
as well just skip it (for 2.5G/5G and VHT160).
The apm821xx was way easier to add. As it had full kernel support from
the get go and the big DMA and SATA patches were all backports.
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