[linux-dvb] Compile DVB drivers for kernel 2.6.11
awalls at radix.net
Sat Dec 27 20:49:30 CET 2008
On Sat, 2008-12-27 at 19:00 +0100, Artem Makhutov wrote:
> I would like to compile current dvb-drivers from hg for kernel 126.96.36.199.
> Is this possible?
The oldest supported kernel version is 2.6.16.
> Has somebody experience with this?
Hans Verkuil did a lot of work and testing in the area of ensuring valid
support of older kernels. I recall Hans stating that supporting
kernels earlier than 2.6.12 was not feasible. I can't remember the
reasons why 2.6.12-2.6.15 are not supported. Check the linux-dvb and
video4linux list archives.
> The first problem I am running into is that 2.6.11 has no linux/mutex.h.
That's probably because the non-spinning mutual exclusion mechanism was
kernel semaphores way back then.
> Thanks, Artem
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