Re: [PATCH] em28xx patches against the latest git tree

From: Markus Rechberger
Date: Wed Oct 22 2008 - 14:40:19 EST

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 8:29 PM, Alex Riesen <raa.lkml@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Markus Rechberger, Wed, Oct 22, 2008 20:10:49 +0200:
>> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 7:59 PM, Alex Riesen <raa.lkml@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > 2008/10/22 Markus Rechberger <mrechberger@xxxxxxxxx>:
>> >>> commit history is available at:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> > There is already an Empia EM28XX driver in the official tree. If your driver
>> > is based on it, could you point at the first commit in *your* tree at
>> > which
>> > corresponds to that driver? (if you do, your history can be moved into
>> > central Git
>> > repo completely, every commit of it)
>> >
>> The development has been split off for 3 years from the original
>> repository. The internal driver differs alot.
> So it is more like a new driver. I tried merging them about half a
> year ago (unsuccessfully, of course). In the end your driver worked
> with that piece of hardware I have (it seem to produce an awful lot of
> tracing though) and I stayed with it.
>> The driver has a long and rather bad history, which I'd like to avoid
>> by using the different directory.
> You could submit patches depricating it. Does the old driver support
> something yours does not?

There are some devices with a knob available that reading that
register is currently
not implemented in the newer driver, netBSD people figured out that
interrupts are delivered
when a key gets pressed (even on the remote control). This is a
construction side at the moment
and it should be changed to something appropriate like the netBSD
people implemented.

>> Some patches got ported from my repository into the kernel although
>> most devices don't work at all with the current inkernel driver (eg.
>> em2888, flash based, isdb-t, cx25843, some saa7114.. based devices).
> Mine (a Pinnacle-Apple-something, USB) does not work with it at all.

There's one limitation I cut out the drx3975d (might re-add it within
the next week
to the git repository)
I know this one is required for the Pinnacle 330e and an Hauppauge based device.

If you have problems with your device please start a thread on the em28xx ML:

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