[Cake] Cake upstream Planning

Pete Heist peteheist at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 15:58:32 EST 2017

> On Nov 15, 2017, at 9:28 PM, Nils Andreas Svee <nils at stokkdalen.no> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2017, at 21:19, Dave Taht wrote:
>>> There’s also been a Cake support feature request hanging around in the EdgeOS
>>> forums for a while after Lochnair’s successful work to get it built for the
>>> EdgeRouter firmware:
>>> https://community.ubnt.com/t5/EdgeMAX-Feature-Requests/Cake-shaper-support/idi-p/1885749
>> I had viewed those folk as a key path to commercialization. They have
>> a great user community and great products.
>>> Maybe this would help get it pushed through into a device that I think has
>>> pretty wide deployment…
>> The problem is, they were stuck on kernel 3.10, when last I looked and
>> oy...
>> I keep hoping we can get cavium to pay attention directly.
> Sadly they're still stuck 3.10. The next FW will be based on the
> 3.10.107 kernel, instead of 3.10.14/3.10.20. So that's something, but
> it's still ancient and EOL.

Is the tie to 3.10 due to the dependency on the Cavium SDK for hardware support?

Surprisingly I don’t see a feature request so far for a newer kernel, at least among the first half dozen pages or so:

https://community.ubnt.com/t5/EdgeMAX-Feature-Requests/idb-p/EdgeMAX_Ideas/tab/most-kudoed <https://community.ubnt.com/t5/EdgeMAX-Feature-Requests/idb-p/EdgeMAX_Ideas/tab/most-kudoed>

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