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SubjectRe: Ho ho ho.. Linux 2.6.15-rc7
Mark Knecht wrote:

>On 12/24/05, Linus Torvalds <> wrote:
>>Please do give it a try, and if you have any issues/regressions, send out
>>a note (even if you sent one earlier) so that we don't forget about it.
>I've visiting at my parents house and gave 2.6.15-rc7 a try on my
>dad's machine. This machine is his normal desktop box which I
>administer remotely, as well as a MythTV server. The new kernel built
>and booted fine. I then built the NVidia stuff. However when I tried
>to build the ivtv driver from portage it failed:
>>>>Unpacking ivtv-0.4.0.tar.gz to /var/tmp/portage/ivtv-0.4.0-r2/work
>>>>Unpacking to /var/tmp/portage/ivtv-0.4.0-r2/work
>>>>Source unpacked.
> * Preparing ivtv module
>created ivtv-svnversion.h
>make CONFIG_VIDEO_IVTV=m -C /usr/src/linux
>M=/var/tmp/portage/ivtv-0.4.0-r2/work /ivtv-0.4.0/driver modules
>make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.15-rc7'
> CC [M] /var/tmp/portage/ivtv-0.4.0-r2/work/ivtv-0.4.0/driver/msp3400.o
>In file included from
>/var/tmp/portage/ivtv-0.4.0-r2/work/ivtv-0.4.0/driver/comp at.h:77,
> from
>/var/tmp/portage/ivtv-0.4.0-r2/work/ivtv-0.4.0/driver/msp3 400.c:52:
>include/linux/videodev.h: In function `video_device_create_file':
>include/linux/videodev.h:21: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
>include/linux/videodev.h: In function `video_device_remove_file':
>include/linux/videodev.h:27: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
>In file included from
>/var/tmp/portage/ivtv-0.4.0-r2/work/ivtv-0.4.0/driver/comp at.h:77,
> from
>/var/tmp/portage/ivtv-0.4.0-r2/work/ivtv-0.4.0/driver/msp3 400.c:52:
>include/linux/videodev.h:30:5: warning: "OBSOLETE_OWNER" is not defined
>include/linux/videodev.h: At top level:
>include/linux/videodev.h:204: error: `VIDEO_MAX_FRAME' undeclared here
>(not in a function)
>make[2]: *** [/var/tmp/portage/ivtv-0.4.0-r2/work/ivtv-0.4.0/driver/msp3400.o]
>E rror 1
>make[1]: *** [_module_/var/tmp/portage/ivtv-0.4.0-r2/work/ivtv-0.4.0/driver]
>Err or 2
>make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.15-rc7'
>make: *** [all] Error 2
>!!! ERROR: media-tv/ivtv-0.4.0-r2 failed.
>!!! Function linux-mod_src_compile, Line 505, Exitcode 2
>!!! Unable to make KDIR=/usr/src/linux all.
>!!! If you need support, post the topmost build error, NOT this status message.
>gandalf src #
> Most probably this is stuff the Gentoo devs will clean up when the
>real kernel comes out but I *think* you were asking for this sort of
>info so I'm posting it back.

You don't have to worry about this... Since ivtv is an out-of-tree
kernel module, and 2.6.15 is not released to mainline yet, so you cant
expect the distros to make their external driver packages compatable.

Anyhow, I believe that ivtv 0.5.x is meant to be built against 2.6.15
... We have been merging some of the modules from ivtv into v4l, and
some of those modules have already made it into 2.6.15. I think you
will run into module collisions using ivtv 0.4.x with kernel 2.6.15, but
i'm not sure about that. Please see the ivtv mailing list / web site
for more information about this, and how to get it to work with your kernel.

Eventually, the ivtv driver will entirely be merged into v4l (and the
kernel), and things will be much easier. Until then, you should try the
new 0.5.x version of ivtv with Kernel 2.6.15


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