Linux Distro Release Notes 16.10.3

Apr 28, 2017 - Author: Sierra Wireless - Version 16.10.3 - 5165 Views
Linux Distro Release: mdm9x15-SWI9X15Y_07.12.09.00

Legato Release: 16.10.3

Target Device: WP85XX Series Modules

Date: April 28, 2017

Upgrade instructions for the WP85 Series Modules

Release Notes for the Legato Application Framework.

Release Changes

The following changes and improvements have been made in this release for the WP85xx Devices:


  • Added support for Legato to curl
  • Added support for LEGATO_SYSROOT in legato class
  • Added support for Legato to zlib
  • Enabled ssh port for ecm0 and bridge0 in IPTables
  • Enable neighbor/router discovery in IPTables
  • Enable PING and DHCP over ECM interface in IPTables
  • Enabled UART2 as the default interface for Linux console in IPTables
  • Moved the root hash of rootfs-squashfs into UBI volume of rootfs-UBI image
  • Updated dependency of Legato on flash tools
  • Disabled USB remote wakeup by default
  • Resolved issue of failure to mount rootfs during stress tests
  • Resolved a restart issue with /etc/init.d/usb
  • Removed swicert from meta-swi
  • Removed GDBserver from rootfs and into the Legato AF
  • Improved the startup order of Legato to save on boot time

Meta-SWI Extras

  • Improved Yocto layer priorities


  • Resolved issue of failing to read UHS SD cards
  • Resolved an issue to fix a bug with SMACK and IPC communications

Kernel Extras

No changes in this release

Known Issues


ECM-USB/ModemManager issue on Ubuntu 16.04+ Ubuntu 16.04 and newer is default installed with modemManager version 1.4.12-1ubuntu1 which conflicts with the ECM-USB driver when connecting a target. 

ModemManager may cause the Ubuntu NetworkManager to crash on your host and/or your target device to become unavailable over USB. 


  • NetworkManager crashing when plugging into your device over USB, or 
  • The target device becomes inaccessible after 30 seconds. 

Recommended Work Around: 

  • Uninstall modemManager from Ubuntu or 
  • Downgrade modemManager to version 1.0.0-2ubuntu1 Version 1.0.0-2ubuntu1 of modem

Download modemmanager from Ubuntu.

Open Issues

  • Hard-float support is not provided for WP8548-G 
  • usb0 does not have a fixed mac address and changes after each reboot
  • Not able to hot swap or hot plug SD IoT add-on cards on mangOH dev kit
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