[Make-wifi-fast] Updated LEDE build with airtime patches

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 14:08:50 EST 2016

I tested this against the archer c7v2 just now.

It doesn't crash after an hour of extensive testing.

For testers, I note the airtime fairness portion of these patches is ath9k only.

The ath10k firmware build on toke's site is out of date, but the qca
firmware can be installed for the ath10k regardless after modifying
/etc/opkg/distfeeds.conf to point to his site.

Unencrypted, using an osx box as the client, using flent with
tcp_ndown and --test-parameter=download_streams=1 8, and 24

The ath10k works - with download rates in vht80 ranging from 210 to
140, eating 97% of cpu while forwarding, with less than < 30ms latency
at the 90th percentile.
The ath9k works in HT20 mode, eating 40% of cpu while forwarding, with
less than <30ms also, speed in the 50mbit range.

I am about 10 ft from the AP in the SF apt, in a fairly noisy space
(can hear over 50 other APs). The only sane way to get a before/after
comparison is for me to reflash...

but: I will try a bridged connection next, then try crypted, then go
back to looking at the TSQ issue on x86.

On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 8:30 AM, Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke at toke.dk> wrote:
> I created an updated build of current LEDE head with added airtime
> fairness patches, and the patch to re-enable the intermediate queues for
> ath10k. I.e., the contents of my repo here:
> https://kau.toke.dk/git/lede/
> Builds for some common ar71xx devices are here:
> https://kau.toke.dk/lede/airtime-fairness-builds/ar71xx/generic/
> There's an assortment of packages included in the build. I *think* it's
> possible to install more packages from the LEDE nightly builds by simply
> doing an 'opkg update'.
> I was going to do a build for the Turris Omnia as well, but turns out
> they haven't upstreamed their code. On the other hand, they seem to be
> tracking both LEDE and OpenWrt fairly closely, so the intermediate
> queueing patches for ath9k are included in their builds.
> I make no promises of regular updated builds, but feel free to take this
> one for a spin :)
> -Toke
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Dave Täht
Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!

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