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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.9-ac3
Luc Saillard <> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 10:13:35AM +0200, Luca Risolia wrote:
> > > o Restore PWC driver (Luc Saillard)
> >
> > This driver does decompression in kernel space, which is not
> > allowed. That part has to be removed from the driver before
> > asking for the inclusion in the mainline kernel.
> I know this problem, but without a user API like ALSA, each driver need to
> implement the decompression module. When the driver will support v4l2, we can
> return the compressed stream to the user land. I want a v4l3, which is
> designed as ALSA does for soundcard, with a API for userland and kernelland.

Why not use gstreamer as a userland API ? You deliver compressed video
through v4l2, then write a decompression plugin specific to your


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