Release goals for 22.XX
rosenp at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 16:30:58 PDT 2021
On Fri, Oct 1, 2021 at 3:05 PM Hauke Mehrtens <hauke at hauke-m.de> wrote:
> On 9/30/21 10:40 PM, Paul Spooren wrote:
> > On 9/30/21 10:01, Nick wrote:
> >> On 9/30/21 21:43, Daniel Golle wrote:
> >>> On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 09:18:06PM +0300, Stijn Tintel wrote:
> >>>> On 30/09/2021 01:19, Nick wrote:
> >>>>> On 9/29/21 22:28, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:
> >>>>>> kernel 5.10:
> >>>>>> We should get all targets to kernel 5.10. All targets which are not
> >>>>>> on kernel 5.10 when we branch off should get removed.
> >>>>> Kernel 5.15 could be also a LTS Kernel that should be released in the
> >>>>> end of October? Why not aiming for it if we plan to release in 2022?
> >>>> This would undoubtedly delay the next release, as we've seen in the
> >>>> past. We don't even have all targets on 5.10, which was released
> >>>> roughly
> >>>> 9 months ago. You do the math. If we target 5.15, I doubt we'll even
> >>>> see
> >>>> a release in 2022.
> >>> I also believe we should do the next release based on Linux 5.10 and
> >>> try branching still this year (which I believe is realistic to make all
> >>> targets build with 5.10 till then), so we can target April 2022 as time
> >>> of release.
> I agree with you Daniel and think this timeline is reasonable.
> >> Sounds good, so we can go on with 5.15 when it is released?
> > Some targets already moved to 5.10 as default, feel free to add 5.15 as
> > the new TESTING kernel there.
> I am against adding support for kernel 5.15 now, we should better wait
> till after we branched the relase off.
> >> I think the most problematic thing is if we want to have DSA support
> >> for all targets as requirement. Not sure if this is possible.
> > It seems fine found a okay'ish middle ground between DSA and non-DSA, so
> > I'd not make DSA blocking for the next release but continue to integrate
> > it where ever possible (and stable).
> I think we will never convert all swconfig drivers to DSA. I do not
> think anyone will invest the time to write a DSA driver for the ADM6996L
> chip for example. It could be that we just remove support for the last
> boards which still use swconfig in some years.
Not that many look like they can get DSA treatment. With realtek
switches, only RTL8366RB seems supported upstream. ar8216 can be
replaced by qca8k currently but lots of testing is needed. I have no
idea about mediatek and why it has an swconfig driver when there's a
DSA one upstream.
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