[OpenWrt-Devel] ar71xx Vs ath79 -- sysupgrade

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh henrique at nic.br
Tue Dec 4 11:08:03 EST 2018

Em 03/12/2018 21:32, David Bauer escreveu:
> Hello Henrique,
> On 03.12.18 19:04, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
>> Is there a viable way to "sysupgrade" from ar71xx to ath79?

> First things first - sysupgrade is possible (be it with -F option).
> The wmac path however changed, it has to be adjusted from "qca95xx_wmac"
> to "platform/ahb/ahb:apb/18100000.wmac".

Yeah, this is troublesome, but at least it can be automated...

> Another aspect was the LED configuration, as LED naming is very
> inconsistent and often differs from ar71xx. Some LEDs are now not
> included in UCI configuration. >
> So you either need to delete (and recreate) them ore just dump your
> '/etc/config/system' and recreate it using "config_generate".

Is it possible to have uci-defaults/ to fix those on upgrade (i.e. when 
it detects ar71xx-style traces in the system)?  As well as the wmac path?

Because a _lot_ of people will need to do ar71xx->ath79.

Of course, it could be config-based, so that those who don't need it, 
don't waste any FLASH/RAM.

> For anyone interested, there is a downstream issue at the Gluon project
> regarding this topic. [1]
> [1] https://github.com/freifunk-gluon/gluon/issues/1570


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