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SubjectRe: [PATCH] b2c2: make front-ends selectable and include noob option
On 12/6/05, Prakash Punnoor <prakash@punnoor.de> wrote:
> Am Dienstag Dezember 6 2005 21:20 schrieb Michael Krufky:
> > On 12/6/05, Prakash Punnoor <prakash@punnoor.de> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > this patch probably needs some touch-up but mainly I am sking the dvb
> > > guys why
> > > don't they do something like this. Current situation:
> > >
> >
> > NACK.
> >
> > You are going to run into some problems with this patch... For instance,
> > What if the user chooses to compile the b2c2-flexcop driver in-kernel, but
> > only compiles the frontend drivers as modules... Then, the frontend
> > support will be built into the flexcop driver, but the module will not yet
> > be available at the time when the kernel is looking for it...
>
> Well, I said it needed touch up. ;-) After all I didn't seriously believe it
> gets merged in current state (and yes, I didn't think about the module issue,
> but you're right , of course). But it simply didn't seem like dvb guys are
> caring about the problem. I once (probably half a year ago already) mailed to
> linux-dvb and got zero response. That told me everything.
>
> Personally I won't invest more time in perfecting the patch. I just wanted to
> get some attention to this problem and will use the patch privately for my
> own happiness...
>
> Thanks for your input.

Okay, that sounds reasonable... I will make it a point to discuss this
issue with Johannes, and either

a) revert my frontend selection patch

or

b) apply the same logic that I employed to [cx88,saa7134]-dvb to the
other drivers.

Thanks,

Michael
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