Commit 6016af "[media] v4l2: use __u32 rather than enums in ioctl() structs" breaks C++ users of V4L2

From: Jason L Tibbitts III
Date: Mon Jul 16 2012 - 17:30:07 EST

I ran into problems compiling the program ZoneMinder on Fedora rawhide
(currently using something around 3.5rc6) which do not appear with 3.4
kernels. With help this was traced to commit
6016af82eafcb6e086a8f2a2197b46029a843d68, "[media] v4l2: use __u32
rather than enums in ioctl() structs" which changed videodev2.h in a way
which appears to be incompatible with C++.

This results in code such as the following:
enum v4l2_buf_type type = v4l2_data.fmt.type;
failing to compile with:
zm_local_camera.cpp:1523:49: error: invalid conversion from '__u32
{aka unsigned int}' to 'v4l2_buf_type' [-fpermissive]
but only when compiled with the headers from a 3.5 kernel.

I'm very far from a C++ expert. I talked with some people who do grok
it and the issue comes down to restrictions on assignments of ints to
enums and additionally that enums in C++ don't have defined size.

- J<
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