[3/5] USB and PCI video timestamp device project
brandon at ifup.org
Tue Oct 2 22:41:38 UTC 2007
On 22:00 Mon 01 Oct 2007, Greg KH wrote:
> The company has a number of different PCI and USB video
> time-stamp devices that they need drivers written for. To start
> out, the USB driver would be developed first, with the PCI
> drivers afterward. The devices are very simple, however the
> userspace interface to the devices is quite complex and can use
> someone who knows how to properly design and implement these
> kinds of things well. A "shim" userspace library might be
> needed to hide some of the device/bus specific things from
> userspace programs.
> Estimated skills needed:
> USB and PCI programming. User/kernel interface experience with
> complex interfaces (ioctls, sysfs, configfs, etc.) Possible
> userspace library experience also needed.
> This is not a good "first driver" type project.
Please sign me up. I would like to take a shot at writing a user
space interface to a complex device from scratch- there just has to be
a better way than dozens of ioctls! :)
It doesn't look like any mainline drivers (besides dlm) are using
configfs yet so it would be fun to see if it is a good fit for this
sort of thing.
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