On Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 11:16:41AM -0800, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <xas...@trinnet.net> flavor, containing: > > Hey Tom, Everyone, > > > I would appreciate it if *everyone* on the list who uses AX.25 networking > > routinely would test out this code --- it impacts *everyone* who uses AX.25 > > networking in Xastir. > > The Ax.25 stack in the Linux kernel is falling apart and there have been > various discussions about this on the UROnode list and elsewhere. The > situation is that other (non-AX25) Linux kernel developers have been > making changes, updates, deprecations, etc. to keep up with general > kernel modernization efforts but without testing any of the changes on > the AX.25 side of things. It seems that if it compiles, it must be > working. Not true! For various classic packet uses, 3.17.x was the > last version before things started getting really broken.
Hmmm. It still worked for APRS with my 4.4 kernel, but then APRS is all I use AX.25 for. > Most of these have been reported to the "AX25 kernel maintainers" but > those people say they *aren't* the maintainers on the kernel side.. just > the userland side. Putting it another way, we don't have any Linux > AX.25 maintainers anymore! Unless we can find some folk who have the > technical chops to fix some of these issues (I wish I did), I imagine > the native AX.25 stack in Linux will become toxic and ultimately > removed. If there is anyone who is willing to give this a try, I can > connect you with a few other people who have a consolidated list of > issues and some possible fixes. Some of those fixes were previously > rejected from the kernel maintainers for various reasons without > offering solutions. Sigh. Wish I had the chops for it, but I don't. It'll be sad if AX.25 dies in the Linux kernel. -- Tom Russo KM5VY Tijeras, NM echo "prpv_a'rfg_cnf_har_cvcr" | sed -e 's/_/ /g' | tr [a-m][n-z] [n-z][a-m] _______________________________________________ Xastir mailing list Xastir@lists.xastir.org http://xastir.org/mailman/listinfo/xastir