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new kernel for new ROS

Mon May 16, 2016 3:21 pm

i tink many may found funny and handy some features in recent 4.6 kernel.
like native MacSec support(https://git.kernel.org/torvalds/c/c0944 ... 9eb25f2da0) , 5 version of BATMAN(https://www.open-mesh.org/projects/batm ... i/BATMAN_V), KCM (https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kerne ... 60397a161b) and some - may find intel KPM useful(but not as more deep/serious counterparts, never accepted into upstream, yet), support for several new interfaces(both wired, wireless, fiber), support for SuperSpeedPlus USB 3.1 (10Gbps mode) and some others.
 
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Re: new kernel for new ROS

Mon May 16, 2016 3:34 pm

Yeah, we know. This is why v7 will get a new kernel (but not 4.6 AFAIK)

Changing Kernel will break many many things, this is why it can only happen in v7
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Re: new kernel for new ROS

Tue May 17, 2016 4:41 am

I requested MACSec a few months ago. It would be great to see this in RouterOS v7.
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Re: new kernel for new ROS

Tue May 17, 2016 6:10 am

Yeah, we know. This is why v7 will get a new kernel (but not 4.6 AFAIK)

Changing Kernel will break many many things, this is why it can only happen in v7
yeah, toolchain consistency - mean lot of things. but sometimes certain/many of crucial things can't be easy backported or cannot at all and thus - sometimes its only option.
my point is: i hope 7 version get "update enough" kernel anyway, even its not 4.6 yet.
I requested MACSec a few months ago. It would be great to see this in RouterOS v7.
normis above - already stated that unlikely, sadly :/
maybe they reconsider it, because there was some time/efforts before we're gonna see ROS 7, perhaps. but its unlikelym again. there was tradeoffs and schedule, always and Sometimes - someone had to puff trigger and release Something, even if its "not perfect. yet" thing :(
its fantastic to had MacSec, PortSec and other 802.1x-2010 ajaced things in mainline/upstream kernel, without messing with bogus/buggy/poorly-documented patches/code from several different sources/platforms
thats why i like 4.6 changelog, among other changes in.
 
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Re: new kernel for new ROS

Tue May 17, 2016 2:28 pm

They can always backport the patch to whatever kernel v7 ships with.
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Re: new kernel for new ROS

Thu May 19, 2016 2:23 am

They can always backport the patch to whatever kernel v7 ships with.
depends.
"IF" they want to.
"IF" they had manpower/time/money for.
"IF" they consider that important;
generally keeping alive old branches - remain kinda expensive thing, so thats why relatively mid/big-sized companies(also depending on it)put in charge of backporting/testin/maintaining LTS/legacy things in.
its doable, sure. but in some cases - simpler to move upstream. trade-offs/balance - differ in Each case/product/company.
 
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Re: new kernel for new ROS

Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:22 am

The other advantage of using a more recent kernel, are all the updated drivers.
Maybe the j1900 platforms out there, which make nice routers, can take advantage of it!

Any ETA on when the first Alpha/Beta comes out? I'll be willing to test it. I don't yet use my j1900 in production (well, It's my hobby, and the J1900 is supposed to replace a bunch of RB493G boards).

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