[PATCH] wireguard-tools: Add dependency on kmod-wireguard
Jason A. Donenfeld
Jason at zx2c4.com
Fri Feb 19 07:01:43 EST 2021
On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 5:48 AM Rosen Penev <rosenp at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 8:31 PM Ilya Lipnitskiy
> <ilya.lipnitskiy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 5:57 PM Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason at zx2c4.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I've backported WireGuard patch-by patch to 5.4, in a series that you
> > > can simply apply to your existing 5.4 kernels. I can prepare that for
> > > you guys tomorrow. That way, you'll have the kernel module in both 5.4
> > > and 5.10 through the same mechanisms with the same code. That might
> > > save a lot of the complexity that this discussion is veering toward.
> > >
> > > How's that sound?
> > I've implemented the virtual package way I proposed in an earlier
> > email. The changes are part of this pull request:
> > https://github.com/openwrt/openwrt/pull/3885
> > If the reviewers are happy with my changes I think we are done.
> > Otherwise, please chime in if we'd rather go the backport way with
> > Jason's help.
> The backport route is annoying as it means it would need to be
> maintained separately from the module.
> It's a moot point anyway. The release will be using the module. This
> only concerns snapshot which will migrate to 5.10 eventually.
I'm not sure I understand your logic. The suggestion here is to use
the backported patches _instead of_ the module. Then, they'd be
maintained alongside the kernel, and the wireguard package itself
would be the same thing for both 5.4 and 5.10. There'd be one thing to
maintain rather than two. This sounds like less work.
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