on patch "DVB: add firesat driver" in staging.git

Ben Backx ben at bbackx.com
Sun Jun 15 21:38:15 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Manu Abraham [mailto:manu at linuxtv.org]
> Sent: 15 June 2008 23:24
> To: Stefan Richter
> Cc: devel at linuxdriverproject.org; Mauro Carvalho Chehab; Ben Backx;
> Christian Dolzer; Andreas Monitzer; Manu Abraham; Fabio De Lorenzo;
> Robert Berger
> Subject: Re: on patch "DVB: add firesat driver" in staging.git
> Stefan Richter wrote:
> > Stefan Richter wrote:
> >> This means that firesat needs to be ported to the new stack
> >> eventually. The question remains if that should be done before
> >> mainline submission or after.  I tend to the latter,
> >
> > http://forum.digital-everywhere.com/viewforum.php?f=34 shows that
> people
> > are eager to test the driver.  One user even posted an own small
> fixup
> > patch there.  I.e. we should get it into mainline sooner rather than
> > later.  A conversion to the new firewire stack would be easier after
> > mainline merge anyway, from the development POV.
> Currently as it stands, the driver is usable, AFAICS. Albeit the
> conversion to the new Firewire stack would be a nice thing to be done.

There is a patch on the way for the DVB-S2 devices (not recognized
correctly). I can submit this patch now, but I would rather add some code so
the DVB-S2 receivers can use the DVB-S functionality (DVB-S2 is only
possible with the change to multiproto). I'll try to do this before the end
of the month.

I can have a look at the switch from ieee1394 to firewire, but I'm rather
busy right now (final exams and some other urgent business afterwards).


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