[linux-dvb] Multiproto API/Driver Update

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Sun Sep 14 16:29:51 CEST 2008


Markus Rechberger wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 12:51 PM, barry bouwsma
> <free_beer_for_all at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> --- On Sun, 9/14/08, Markus Rechberger <mrechberger at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>>>> (Also to be noted is that, some BSD chaps also have shown interest in
>> Does BSD == NetBSD here?  Or are there other developments
>> as well that I'm not aware of?
>>
> 
> for now it's netBSD, we're offering support to everyone who's interested.
> 
> 
>>> As for the em28xx driver I agreed with pushing all my code
>> Do you want to have patches for your repository, like the
>> following (just an example, based on the NetBSD SOC source)
>>
> 
> If you look at the chipdrivers, manufacturers often have independent
> code there, as code can be kept independent in that area.
> The bridge driver will contain operating system dependent code of course,
> The drx driver which you mention mostly uses the Code which came from
> Micronas, the module interface code which you looked at is linux
> specific yes, but it's more or less just a wrapper against the
> original source. It's the same with upcoming drivers.

xc5000 and mxl5005 drivers are good examples of this. Basically 
reference code with a DVB wrapper and whitespace + context passing changes.

- Steve



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