Batman-adv 2019.0 released

Added by Sven Eckelmann over 5 years ago

Feb 1th, 2019. Today the B.A.T.M.A.N. team publishes the February 2019 update to batman-adv, batctl and alfred! This release decouples the tracing functionality from the (deprecated) debugfs functionality. Most of the netlink functionality now also reports inconsistency problems during the dumping of larger number of entries. As usual, this release also contains various bugfixes and code cleanups.

As the kernel module always depends on the Linux kernel it is compiled against, it does not make sense to provide binaries on our website. As usual, you will find the signed tarballs in our download section:


Thanks to all people sending in patches:

and to all those that supported us with good advice or rigorous testing:


  • support latest kernels (3.16 - 5.0)
  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • allow to enable debug tracing without full batman-adv debugfs support
  • enable inconsistency reporting for most netlink dump commands
  • bugs squashed:
    • avoid unnecessary kernel warning (panic) during detection of interface loops
    • work around incorrect ethernet header offset in transmit code path


  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • add gateway selection manpage section for B.A.T.M.A.N. V
  • bugs squashed:
    • re-integrate support for translation table unicast/multicast filter
    • avoid incorrect warning about turned off mesh interface when debugfs support is not enabled in batman-adv

Happy routing,

The B.A.T.M.A.N. team