[Buildroot] [PATCH v1 3/3] package/batman-adv: add note about linux mainline kernel module alternative

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Tue Mar 16 20:19:23 UTC 2021


Peter, All,

On 2021-03-16 19:14 +0100, Peter Seiderer spake thusly:
> Since version 2.6.38 batman-adv is integreated into the linux mainline
> kernel ([1], [2]) so add a note about it in the Config.in help text.

We do not wupport building kernels before 3.0 (and even that is 10 years
old now, so I'm not sure how solid it would be).

As such, does it make sense to have the out-of-tree B.A.T.M.A.N Adv
kernel module at all?

Note also that the versionwe have is 2019.3, two years old, and the
in-tree version for recent kernels is probably in better shape than what
we carry.

Shouldn't we drop this package, now?

> [1] https://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_2_6_38
> [2] https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=c6c8fea29769d998d94fcec9b9f14d4b52b349d3
> 
> Signed-off-by: Peter Seiderer <ps.report at gmx.net>

In the meantime: applied to master, thanks.

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

> ---
>  package/batman-adv/Config.in | 2 ++
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/package/batman-adv/Config.in b/package/batman-adv/Config.in
> index 9d3d7967b9..eae94fd130 100644
> --- a/package/batman-adv/Config.in
> +++ b/package/batman-adv/Config.in
> @@ -6,6 +6,8 @@ config BR2_PACKAGE_BATMAN_ADV
>  	depends on BR2_LINUX_KERNEL
>  	help
>  	  batman-adv mesh networking kernel module
> +	  Note: batman-adv is part of the linux mainline
> +	  kernel since version 2.6.38
>  
>  	  https://www.open-mesh.org/projects/batman-adv/
>  
> -- 
> 2.30.1
> 

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