(Re)Enable CONFIG_MAC80211_MESH in TorizonCore 6.2

Dear Toradex support,

Just tried out TorizonCore 6.2.0 for our Colibri imx8 modules and found out, that CONFIG_MAC80211_MESH is no longer activated in the kernel (it was in TorizonCore 5.7 LTS).

Because we’re using 802.11s (mesh), the kernel config CONFIG_MAC80211_MESH needs to be set to “yes”, otherwise we can’t upgrade to 6.2 (or we have to drop 802.11s).

Any ideas/hacks how we can proceed? Any chance to get that into TC back in a timely manner?

Thanks in advance


Hi @lzaugg_parametric ,

I can ask the team to include the config option on TorizonCore 6.2. If approved by them it will be included in our next releases, starting from the nightly builds.

Just to confirm, you only need CONFIG_MAC80211_MESH enabled, is this correct?

Best regards,
Lucas Akira

Hi @lucas_a.tx ,

Yes, only this kernel config. Everything else related to 802.11s looks to be supported by the kernel already.


Hi @lzaugg_parametric ,

Right, I made the request internally yesterday and I’ll let you know if there are any updates. It usually doesn’t take more than a few days for it to be analyzed by the team.

Best regards,
Lucas Akira

Hi @lzaugg_parametric ,

Your request has been accepted by the team and the config option is now enabled in today’s nightly build of TorizonCore 6:

torizon@colibri-imx8x-06797402:~$ sudo tdx-info

Software summary
Bootloader:               U-Boot
Kernel version:           5.15.77-6.3.0-devel+git.a918eab4e464 #1-TorizonCore SMP PREEMPT Fri May 5 10:09:51 UTC 2023
Kernel command line:      root=LABEL=otaroot rootfstype=ext4 quiet logo.nologo vt.global_cursor_default=0 plymouth.ignore-serial-consoles splash fbcon=map:3 ostree=/ostree/boot.1/torizon/21dfd8fcb0bc8ad3a3f00debf00f5e080f9b6013c923e87efdb826f430a5619a/0
Distro name:              NAME="TorizonCore"
Distro version:           VERSION_ID=6.3.0-devel-20230524-build.278
Hostname:                 colibri-imx8x-06797402

Hardware info
HW model:                 Toradex Colibri iMX8DX on Colibri Evaluation Board V3
Toradex version:          0052 V1.0D
Serial number:            06797402
Processor arch:           aarch64
torizon@colibri-imx8x-06797402:~$ zcat /proc/config.gz | grep -i config_mac80211_mesh

Best regards,
Lucas Akira

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Thanks, is working!