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On 4/2/2018 7:19 PM, Steve deRosier wrote:
I apologize for the resend... backports ML didn't pick it up because
apparently there's no way to set my tablet's email client to NOT send
HTML emails. Live and learn.

Hi Ratheendran,

On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 4:21 AM Ratheendran R <ratheendran.s@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi All,

I am doing a mt7601 backport 4.14 on linux 2.6.37 kernel.

Now when I build the backorts aganist the 2.6.37 linux build I am
getting the below error.
'error: bit-field ‘<anonymous>’ width not an integer constant'

compilation error actuals
error: bit-field ‘<anonymous>’ width not an integer constant
In function ‘mt7601u_set_rts_threshold’:
error: bit-field ‘<anonymous>’ width not an integer constant
make[8]: *** [/home/hitem//software/source/wifi-drivers/backports-4.14-rc2-1/drivers/net/wireless/mediatek/mt7601u/main.o]
Error 1

In order to backport 4.14, I assume you’re using a current backports
build. I’m sorry to tell you, but the current version of backports
isn’t supported to backport that far. The backports wiki say we
support only back to 3.0, and IIRC, in more recent descusions, we
abandoned support even back that far. Though I honestly don’t recall
to which version we’re testing for anymore.

If my recollection is correct we currently support backports to 3.10 and above. Actually, it is in the README. Now the README also refers to the wiki for "more-up-to date" information, but for this particular piece of information that is not true.

No one ever likes this answer (including me), but perhaps you might
consider upgrading your base kernel release. 2.6.37 was released eight
years ago and 37 major version releases happened between there and
4.14. Your version of the kernel is missing support for some major
features and gobs of security fixes. It’ll be hard work to push it
forward eight years, but once you get there, keeping the kernel
up-to-date is pretty easy.

You might get it to work against such an old kernel, but it might take
a bit of work and ingenuity.

You could try to include mt7601 into a backports-3.14 package, which support backporting to 2.6.26. It depends what ieee80211_hw ops it implements and what linux infrastructure is used. The bitfields stuff would need backporting, which you can probably get from the latest backports package. It is going to be a lot more work to get it going so the easier path is upgrading your kernel.


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