I have been experimenting with mesh networking using batman-adv V on a number of devices (WDR-3600, WR-740, DIR-505 and DIR-810l) on LEDE 17.01.1 with great success but recently did an upgrade compiling to the master branch of LEDE (r4018-4b195a6) with batman-adv 2017.0 and D-Link DIR-810l loosed all connectivity, although other Atheros platforms had no problems whatsoever.
I have traced the problem to commit id 61cfc80, reverting to the previous commit (3d71d1d) resolved the issues.
The problem is not batman-adv related, what happens is that although adhoc interfaces apparently connect normally on the affected device, they are only able to hear other nodes but not to transmit, none of the other devices receive any packets from DIR-810L. I have not tested using "normal" interfaces like access point or station, only adhoc, but I can confirm that reverting the commit to the previous one with the same configuration resolved the issue of no wireless adhoc connectivity.
Other symptoms are:
Warnings on log messages regarding the driver support for the power amplifier (they don't show up on the previous commit)
Mon Jun 12 16:09:10 2017 kern.warn kernel: [ 25.122709] ieee80211 phy0: rt2800_config_channel: Warning - Using incomplete support for external PA
Mon Jun 12 16:09:10 2017 kern.info kernel: [ 25.203270] IPv6: ADDRCONF: adhoc0: link is not ready
Mon Jun 12 16:09:10 2017 kern.info kernel: [ 25.316852] adhoc0: Created IBSS using preconfigured BSSID 02:ca:fe:ca:00:12
Mon Jun 12 16:09:10 2017 kern.info kernel: [ 25.330980] adhoc0: Creating new IBSS network, BSSID 02:ca:fe:ca:00:12
Mon Jun 12 16:09:10 2017 kern.warn kernel: [ 25.346636] ieee80211 phy0: rt2800_config_channel: Warning - Using incomplete support for external PA
Incomplete station info (lack of RX expected throughput and low TX throughput for the high signal level)
root@node-1:~# iwinfo adhoc0 assoclist
EC:08:6B:EC:3F:A4 -20 dBm / unknown (SNR -20) 170 ms ago
RX: unknown 8830 Pkts.
TX: 6.5 MBit/s, MCS 0, 20MHz 601 Pkts.
And chipset detection apparently wrong (bellow a comparison log taken from trunk and 17.01.1
On master branch: ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 6352, rev 0500 detected
On 17.01.1: ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 5390, rev 0500 detected
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