[LEDE-DEV] Backporting stuff to lede-17.01

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 15:39:59 PST 2017

On 2 February 2017 at 12:32, Rafał Miłecki <zajec5 at gmail.com> wrote:
> There are few changes that recently went into master and I'd like to
> see in lede-17.01. Let me what do you think, if backporting any of
> these is a bad idea.
> 1) bgmac support for external PHYs
> 6a853776a502 ("kernel: backport bgmac support for external PHYs")
> This adds support for some AP devices that don't have external switch
> or just don't use internal one. Driver is used by brcm47xx/mips74k and
> bcm53xx, I can test it (and I do) with both targets.
> 2) hostapd support for complete logging
> 37b489fe0417 ("hostapd: backport support for sending debug messages to
> the syslog")
> This allows reading all error messages (and debugging ones if you
> enable them) from the syslog (logread command). I find it very
> important for debugging wireless/hostapd issues. This is a pretty
> simple single hostapd patch.
> 3) brcmfmac update
> There were quite a few improvements/fixes for brcmfmac. That includes
> small fixes & debugging improvements. There are still some people
> reporting problems with brcmfmac so getting useful info even with
> 17.01 release would be desired.
> We use brcmfmac for BCM43602 & BCM4366 PCIe devices and we support 4
> routers with these. I own 3 of them so my testing should have a good
> coverage.
> One minor risk is I can't test brcmfmac with Raspberry Pi. The good
> thing is that all patches were backported separately (and in few
> commits) so any regression should be trivial to track.

Done as noone objected.

So far I tested brcmfmac with BCM43602 only. I was testing with 2
interfaces per PHY and iperf. On the morning I'll repeat tests with


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