[LEDE-DEV] ar71xx use kernel 4.9 by default

Felix Fietkau nbd at nbd.name
Tue Oct 17 07:05:55 PDT 2017

On 2017-10-16 00:35, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:
> Hi,
> I added support for kernel 4.9 to the ar71xx target some days ago and it
> was tested by multiple people.
> The only regression in kernel 4.9 compared to 4.4, I am aware of was
> this performance regression reported by Sven Schönhoff:
> http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/lede-dev/2017-October/009251.html
> I haven't found the time to investigate this problem, it would be nice
> if some one could look into this.
> If there are no other complains I would like to switch the default
> kernel of the ar71xx target to 4.9 next weekend, are there any
> objections to this plan?
Hi Hauke,

I did some testing and tracked down the source of this regression. There
was a recent commit that added GRO support to the ag71xx ethernet
driver. This causes a regression on both 4.4 and 4.9, however it is more
severe on 4.9.
I've reverted this change, and now 4.9 actually performs slightly better
than 4.4.
Let's update ar71xx to 4.9 soon :)

- Felix

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