[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Userspace tuner

Dâniel Fraga fragabr at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 17:39:37 CEST 2007


On Tue, 14 Aug 2007 16:31:33 +0200
"Markus Rechberger" <markus.rechberger at amd.com> wrote:

> Following patch adds the possibility to implement tuner drivers in 
> userspace.

	(...)

> This work can immediatelly be reused with ivtv [2], saa7134, cx88, 
> em28xx [3] and cxusb drivers and add support for many more devices
> which are on the market now.
> 
> This driver is work in progress, although the kernel and userland API 
> will remain stable, the code applies against linux 2.6.23 rc3
> 
> [1] http://mcentral.de/wiki/index.php/Userspace_tuner
> [2] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.video.video4linux/34276
> [3] http://mcentral.de/hg/~mrec/em28xx-userspace2/

	I think this is a wonderful idea and I can't wait to see it
merged in the official kernel.

	I've been exchanging e-mails with Markus for months and he
supported very well my board (cx88 chip with xc2028 tuner).

	But at the same time, I noticed that there's a disagreement
between Markus and the maintainers and I think this is
counterproductive.

	As far as I know there's a lot of code to be merged in the
kernel and we, the users, are waiting for months to see that. If the
maintainers keep discussing everything to death, it won't get any
further.

	So please, let's work together and reach the objective. 

	Thank you.

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