[LEDE-DEV] Mikrotik RB411AH sysupgrade issues

Sergey Ryazanov ryazanov.s.a at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 08:02:05 PST 2017

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 1:30 PM, Felix Fietkau <nbd at nbd.name> wrote:
> On 2017-02-22 11:21, Sergey Ryazanov wrote:
>> Ok. Could we discuss your NACK? Don't you like YAFFS just because it
>> is a non-upstream code or you do not like YAFFS as a file system?
> Because it's a very large chunk of non-upstream code.


>> In first case I would like to note that this code is perfectly
>> isolated and it requires minimal maintaining. It is only require few
>> patches in order to integrate it to the kernel build process while the
>> main filesystem code remain as a set of files. I dig through yaffs
>> commit history and found that this code was changed only few times per
>> year in the past.
> At least the patches we had in the past were rather messy.
>> On the other hand since the device in subject is still on market we
>> could start yaffs upstreaming process and switch to upstream version
>> in the future.
> If you want to do that, that's fine by me. My guess is that getting the
> code in shape for that will take quite a few man-months of work. The
> code is not exactly pretty...
Yep. The code by itself far from perfect and from Linux code
standards. Its true.

> I'd like to defer any attempt at bringing it back into LEDE until it is
> reasonably close to being accepted upstream.

Good point. I can not promise that I do this work in nearest future
since this is not so fun work. But I will keep in mind that if I want
to see it in LEDE, the LEDE first have to see it in kernel :)


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