[vdr] future VDR and Net??eiver OEM from Reelmultimedia

Stefan Lucke stefan at lucke.in-berlin.de
Sat Jun 30 13:05:18 CEST 2007


On Friday 29 June 2007 18:24, Georg Acher wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 08:21:45AM -0700, Jeremy Jones wrote:
>  
> > I checked out the latest Reelbox testing svn code and browsed the code to
> > see if it supports this device.  I didn't look too thoroughly but it appears
> > the reelbox-0.9.0 plugin does support it.  It looks like communication to
> > the kernel space driver is done through shared memory and I did see some
> > kernel space code to create this shared memory device (/dev/hdshmem).  I'm
> > sure there is a closed source firmware or kernel module that is also used
> > but since Reelbox is based on vdr this shouldn't be too much of a problem.
> 
> Actually there's not much closed source that affects the usage. On the PC
> side there's none, on the card side it's only the driver for the HDMI-chip
> in the kernel 

Damm, that's the nvidia way.

They decide on which kernel it runs. If I need for some other device
a different kernel which they don't / won't support, I'm left alone.

To my opinion that is a nogo way.
I doubt if that's compatible with GPL.

> (otherwise Silicon Image would shoot us) and of course the 
> firmwares for the internal audio/video-coprocessors (delivered by Micronas).



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Stefan Lucke



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