TIL: 17.01.6 to 18.06.1 Buffalo WZR 600DHP sysupgrade with config - small LED nitpick

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Just a quick report that sysupgrade with keeping config works from 17.01.6 to 18.06.1 on a Buffalo WZR 600DHP. I upgraded one of these that's configured as a wireless bridge only (eth1 is not configured/connected anywhere). Basically it's just a WLAN bridge for an old laser printer.

The sysupgrade (from the UI, "keep configuration" selected) went fine, but on reboot I was confused because the default LED behavior has changed between the 17.01 and 18.06 series kernels/wireless drivers.

In the previous kernels, beginning with Attitude Adjustment that I first used on this box, there was no configuration for the WLAN LEDs in /etc/config/system by default. IIRC the wireless driver handled the LED, and was hardwired to what's now phy<n>tpt behavior, and only on the amber WLAN LED.

So when the router booted back up from the upgrade, I saw the wireless LED off and assumed that something had gone wrong with the sysupgrade.

After some troubleshooting I found that it now needs an explicit configuration entry in /etc/config/system for the wireless LEDs. I chose to use the green one instead of amber in my case. BTW it's also possible to use both, e.g. green for radio on and amber for activity, but I found that too busy.

Anyway here's the /etc/config/system addition that works for me:

config led
	option name 'WLAN2.4'
	option sysfs 'buffalo:green:band2g'
	option default '1'
	option trigger 'phy0tpt'

Hope this saves someone some time.

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