[LEDE-DEV] [PATCH v2 2/5] mac80211: use uci to generate wireless config file

Jonas Gorski jonas.gorski at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 04:42:27 PDT 2016

On 11 October 2016 at 13:37, Christian Lamparter
<chunkeey at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Previously, wifi detect simply dumped its generated wireless
> configuration out to STDOUT. A second step was needed to
> append the configuration to /etc/config/wireless (or create
> it, if it didn't exist).
> With this patch, The wifi detection script will now use uci
> to update the wireless configuration directly.
> Note: uci writes a "cfg123456" printout to stdout when it
> generates a name for the unnamed section ("add wireless wifi-iface").

This rather sounds like a bug in uci, at least I would expect it to
generate no output if it is invoked with "-q", neither on stdout nor

> Since we currently pipe wifi detect into /etc/config/wireless, we
> have to redirected this output, so it doesn't end up in the wireless
> configuration file.

I wonder if it wouldn't be better to keep "detect" output to stdout,
and add a new command that modifies the uci config (e.g. "update" or
"refresh"). People might rely/expect the current behavior, and get
confused when it stops working.


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