[LEDE-DEV] LEDE-17.01 Final Release Notes available

Jaap Buurman jaapbuurman at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 00:48:08 PST 2017

Thank you very much for the clarification. That makes a lot of sense.
Do you happen to know where the mt76 driver stands with respect to
these different phases? I am in the market for a new router, and due
to the openness of the driver I'm currently looking at a mediatek
based platform, namely the dir-860l rev b1.

On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 6:33 AM, Weedy <weedy2887 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 28 January 2017 at 15:56, Rich Brown <richb.hanover at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Jaap,
>>> On Jan 28, 2017, at 6:36 AM, Jaap Buurman <jaapbuurman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Also about the following: "Improvements to the WiFi stack eliminating
>>> bufferbloat on ath9k (and some ath10k) chipsets"
>>> Is this about the Airtime Fairness Patch? AFAIK this is only for ath9k
>>> and not for ath10k? Or am I mixing things up here?
>> I am not sure. I was hoping someone who has been following this more closely would weigh in.
> As far as I know the make-wifi-fast work was done in stages. Something like:
> Phase 1: Reducing buffering all over the stack/drivers. Pretty sure
> atk10k got some of this
> Phase 2: Replace most/all txqueue stuff with fq_codel inside the
> driver. I know Toke made patches for ath10k, I don't know if upstream
> accepted them
> Phase 3: Air time fairness stuff. Only for ath9k, and I don't know if
> ath10k can ever get this since the chip firmware is basically a full
> operating system and it does whatever it wants too.
> NB: I'm just a user, not a dev. But I like WiFi things and try to keep informed.

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