GigEVision support

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Thu Jul 9 15:29:04 UTC 2009


On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 05:13:53PM +0200, Falco Hirschenberger wrote:
> > And I agree with the others, v4l2 is the correct interface, and it
> > should be able to handle this type of camera just fine.
> 
> Is it correct that, if it is implemented with the v4l2 interface, it is 
> necessarily a kernel module, as it will use a /dev/video device?

Yes.

> I must confess that I am no kernel-hacker or systems C programmer. My
> lingua franca is C++ and the prototype is using boost for network
> stuff.  So I'll be no great help when implementing it as kernel module
> with v4il.

If you document the proper interfaces on how to control the camera and
get data from it, then I'm sure we can find some people who can help out
with the kernel side of things.

thanks,

greg k-h



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