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    SubjectRe: [v4l-dvb-maintainer] [GIT PATCHES] V4L/DVB changes for 2.6.24
    Markus Rechberger a écrit :
    > On 10/11/07, Aurelien Jarno <> wrote:
    >> Markus Rechberger a écrit :
    >>> On 10/11/07, Linus Torvalds <> wrote:
    >>>> As such, the old and decrepit em28xx driver seems more useful to people,
    >>>> since at least it supports the limited set of hardware on its own.
    >>> it does not since it's broken and feature limited. On the other side
    >> I have a device which works perfectly with it if you add the vendor and
    >> product ID to the list. I don't really call that broken. And it doesn't
    >> need a firmware.
    > Aurelien,
    > the device you're using is around 2 years old. You're one of the lucky
    > ones, I have tonns of support mails in my mail account from people who
    > own almost a similar device but with different videodecoders which are
    > not fully supported in the kernel or which worked and got broken
    > during the time.
    > It took me around 4 hours to debug such an issue last years remotly
    > with an enduser (which includes that noone cared to ask me if I'm fine
    > with such an update, neither did someone ask people who own such
    > devices that they should test the changes).
    > Please also take other devices and upcoming devices into account,
    > since i'm willing to spend that time and since I'm in contact with
    > various companies who provide several components of those devices.

    I agree I am lucky, but the fact is that the in-kernel driver supports
    *some* devices, and *works* correctly for them. On the other side, your
    driver supports more devices, but it is and *out-of-tree* driver.

    Please either work to get your change merged, or stop complaining about
    changes done to the in-kernel driver.

    Moreover if you get a closer look at v4l-dvb git, you will see that the
    changes proposed by Mauro are not em28xx specific, and is actually the
    same change done on a lot of of v4l/dvb drivers.

    .''`. Aurelien Jarno | GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
    : :' : Debian developer | Electrical Engineer
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