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SubjectRe: [v4l-dvb-maintainer] [GIT PATCHES] V4L/DVB updates
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Am Montag, den 16.04.2007, 12:25 -0400 schrieb Michael Krufky:
> CIJOML wrote:
> > Dne pondělí 16 duben 2007 17:34 Michael Krufky napsal(a):
> >
> >> Adrian Bunk wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 08:33:38PM -0400, Michael Krufky wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Mauro,
> >>>>
> >>>> I've been out of town for the past few days... I just got home and saw
> >>>> this:
> >>>>
> >>>> Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> - Fix 1/3 for bug 7819: fixed frontend hotplug issue
> >>>>> - Fix 2/3 for bug 7819: demux and dvr
> >>>>> - Fix 3/3 for bug 7819: fixed hotplugging for dvbnet
> >>>>>
> >>>> I don't think that this is 2.6.21 material. These patches have not yet
> >>>> received
> >>>> enough testing to be sent to mainline.
> >>>>
> >>>> I have tested them, and they seem to work for my cxusb device, but we
> >>>> have yet to hear test results from users of usb dvb devices that do not
> >>>> use the dvb-usb framework. (ttusb, flexcop-usb, cinergyT2, for example)
> >>>>
> >>>> The bug that these patches fix has been around throughout the entire
> >>>> kernel history of the dvb subsystem. The bug is not a regression -- it
> >>>> has always been
> >>>> there. In my opinion, it is too late in 2.6.21 development to apply
> >>>> this change.
> >>>> Because these fixes are not obvious, I think we should let them get some
> >>>> more testing, and have them queued for 2.6.22 .
> >>>>
> >>> Unless I misunderstand anything, this should fix [1].
> >>>
> >>> And this is a bug that was reported to be present in 2.6.21-rc but not
> >>> in 2.6.20 (and it's therefore a regression, no matter whether the
> >>> underlying problem was older and only exposed by some other change).
> >>>
> >> Not true. The DVB subsystem has NEVER been hot-unpluggable. I confirm
> >> that the patches SEEM to be correct, but this has not yet been verified.
> >> None of the authors of dvb-core gave their ACK on these changesets.
> >>
> >> The DVB hotplug issue has been around since the very beginning. I assure
> >> you, that I consider this fix to be very important, and I really would love
> >> to see it hit mainline. However, given the situation, it is not
> >> appropriate to push these in during -rc7
> >>
> >> I have doubts on CIJOML's testing method -- there is no way he could have
> >> unplugged the device while in use, while running 2.6.20.y and not receive
> >> an OOPS. CIJOML, please see the bottom of this email for
> >>
> >> Sure, this will prevent an OOPS on some, and hopefully all devices... but
> >> what if it causes a regression for those untested?
> >>
> >> Why do we have a merge window, if new changesets are going to be rushed
> >> into late -rc kernels without proper testing, and without the ack of a dvb
> >> subsystem maintainer?
> >>
> >> Are we prepared to go for another -rc and 3 or 4 weeks of testing to
> >> confirm that this fix doesn't cause new regressions? I don't think so.
> >>
> >> Markus Rechberger wrote:
> >>
> >>> The patch has been around on the dvb mailinglist ([PATCH][RFC] DVB
> >>> Hotplug Fix, 5. April 2007),
> >>>
> >> The patch was merged into the development repository at the same time the
> >> pull request was issued to Linus. This has NOT been tested on a wide
> >> scale. It should go to -mm for a while before being merged to mainline.
> >>
> >> Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> >>
> >>> I also explicitly warned at DVB ML that I were about to send this patch,
> >>> together with other fixes, asking the community for more tests. After
> >>> that, I received two positive answers on my mailbox from people that
> >>> tested and noticed that this really fixed the issue.
> >>>
> >> One of those positive answers was me - I explained that it worked for me,
> >> but we need others to test.
> >>
> >> You waited ONE DAY after sending this "warning" to the dvb mailing list? (
> >> http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2007-April/017204.html ) I saw that
> >> email after seeing the pull request to Linus. We dont have users testing
> >> the repositories after each commit -- you _really_ need to give some more
> >> time to allow for such testing.
> >>
> >> CIJOML wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> I have tested these patches with:
> >>>
> >>> Freecom DVB-T dongle
> >>> Pluto2 pcmcia card
> >>> Leadtek WinFast DTV dongle 1st generation
> >>> Leadtek WinFast DTV dongle 2nd generation
> >>>
> >>> These are 4 different devices with 4 different hw and modules.
> >>> All works. Please apply.
> >>>
> >> Well, that helps... But it would still be nice to hear test results on a
> >> CinergyT2 or flexcop-usb.
> >>
> >> Which driver supports those Winfast dongles? We already know for sure that
> >> the patches work correctly for any driver based on the dvb-usb framework.
> >>
> >> If you had the device open, and then disconnect it from the usb bus, no
> >> matter what kernel version you're running, you should hit the OOPS. I
> >> confirm that these patches prevent that OOPS from occurring, but I have
> >> trouble believing that you did NOT experience such an OOPS in 2.6.20.y
> >>
> >> Could you please describe the method in which your test caused an OOPS
> >> using 2.6.21-rc and did NOT cause an oops in 2.6.20.y ?
> >>
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have tested these patches with 2.6.20-mh1 + v4l-dvb-b5be3479f070 patchset.
> > I also tried 2.6.21-rc6 + v4l-dvb-b5be3479f070 patchset and this combination
> > also works without OOPS.
> >
> Yes, that shows that the changesets prevent the oops, but it says
> nothing about vanilla 2.6.20.y
> > Winfast dongles are both dvb-usb based (DiBcom 3000M-C and DiBcom DiB7000P),
> > but pluto2 is cardbus (pci) based.
> >
> just as I figured. The pluto2 test results are great to hear, though --
> thank you.
> > I think we can include these patches into 2.6.21 and if we receive any
> > problem, we still have 2.6.21.Z for fixing, don't we?
>
> The stable kernel series is not there for that purpose. It is not there
> to encourage a rush of patches into a final kernel release, only to
> cause potential problems, with the 2.6.x.y series as a fallback for
> fixes. We should avoid the need for such last-minute fixes wherever
> possible.
>

Hi,

there is still this simple word missing.

This was/is the most annoying always ever reported bug I can remember of
through aeons.

the simple word is

"thanks" Markus, for trying to fix it.

Cheers,
Hermann




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