[Buildroot] [PATCH v1 3/3] package/batman-adv: add note about linux mainline kernel module alternative
ps.report at gmx.net
Tue Mar 16 20:53:14 UTC 2021
On Tue, 16 Mar 2021 21:19:23 +0100, "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> wrote:
> 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 (, ) 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.
for update to 2021.0
> Shouldn't we drop this package, now?
Would suspect the use case/reason why batman-adv is still provided as out-of-tree module is
to enable up-to-date batman with older kernels...as the 2021.0 release announcement mentions
compatibility with 4.4 to 5.11 (see )...
> >  https://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_2_6_38
> >  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.
> 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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