[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 2/4] kernel: add backported phy/phylink/sfp patches

Russell King - ARM Linux admin linux at armlinux.org.uk
Tue Nov 26 17:50:09 EST 2019

On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 12:07:43AM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux admin wrote:
> René,
> I can see your reply in the OpenWrt archives, but I never received
> it, so I can't reply to it...  (I'm not subscribed to openwrt-devel.)
> Yes, it could be made generic I suppose, if you understand the
> OpenWrt build system and where stuff needs to be placed.  Any
> suggestions where these should go?
> Sorry, but I've already spent many hours trying to get the OpenWrt
> build system to a state that I was able to build just a kernel and
> associated kmod packages that I don't have the patience to try and
> delve into the amazingly complex makefiles that someone's dreamt up...
> My impression is that the build system is designed to keep people out!
> Russell.


Some guidance would be most helpful.  Silence on the other hand
will result in nothing changing.

It's been suggested privately by Telus that they go in
target/linux/generic/backport-4.19.  What about numbering, how
do the patch numbers get allocated?  Do I just pick something at

Some clues would be really useful.

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