[LEDE-DEV] ramips: splitting mt76 into kmod and firmware package?

Joseph C. Lehner joseph.c.lehner at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 08:22:22 PST 2017

Currently, around 80% of the space required by the kmod-mt76 package is due to
firmware. On devices with small flash chips, not having to install these files
can save precious flash space. Removing the firmware files currently frees around
160k of usable flash space - on the Netgear EX2700 (4M flash chip) this amounts to
an increase of approximately 33%:

Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mtdblock5          564.0K     68.0K    496.0K  12% /overlay


Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mtdblock5          728.0K     72.0K    656.0K  10% /overlay

Since the firmware files are not required by all devices, can't we move them
into a separate package (like kmod-rt2800-pci and rt2800-pci-firmware)?


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