[linux-dvb] Compile DVB drivers for kernel 2.6.11

Artem Makhutov artem at makhutov.org
Tue Dec 30 12:32:07 CET 2008


BOUWSMA Barry schrieb:
> On Sat, 27 Dec 2008, Artem Makhutov wrote:
>> I would like to compile current dvb-drivers from hg for kernel
>> Has somebody experience with this?
> I'm running 2.6.14 on my production machine (which may be
> a snapshot during the merge window before a 15-rc1 tag was
> added -- I still haven't wrapped my brane around all the
> details of version numbers, git, makefiles, and all -- in
> any case, some .14 checks I have had to bump to .15 to get
> the source to compile).
> It can be done for .14; of course I get a panic when I use
> these modules, or when I try to add later hardware code to
> the working .14 source, but that's likely because I've made
> more hacks elsewhere that I no longer remember clearly, and
> I haven't motivated myself to make things work since then.
> Anyway, some time back, there was a change made which
> removed support for selected earlier kernels, and you can
> do a `hg diff' on your repository to see what those changes
> were -- either checking out the revision before that change
> and starting with that, or getting all the diffs and re-adding
> them to the latest code and seeing how far you can get.
> This changeset where the support was removed is 8240.
> You can use `hg log' and `hg diff' on selected files to see
> if earlier changesets affect support for earlier kernels.
> For example, changeset 963 removed 2.4 support.

Thanks I will check it.

>> The first problem I am running into is that 2.6.11 has no linux/mutex.h.
> That's an easy one.  If you would like, I can pack up the
> snapshot which I built (a few modules fail to build 'cuz
> they are too new and I don't have that hardware) and see
> how far you can get with it.
> Whether you need special magic to get further towards 2.6.11,
> I don't know -- nor can I promise anything about the diffs
> I've added.  Like I say, they don't work for me, but they
> compile, so hey, job done, get it out the door, ship it

I have managed to compile the dvb-tree with replacing a lot of stuff with:

# find . -type f -exec sed -i 's/struct mutex/struct semaphore/' {} \;
# find . -type f -exec sed -i 's/mutex_lock/down/' {} \;
# find . -type f -exec sed -i 's/mutex_unlock/up/' {} \;
# find . -type f -exec sed -i 's/\#include <linux\/mutex.h>//' {} \;
# find . -type f -exec sed -i 's/kzalloc(/kcalloc(1,/' {} \;
# find . -type f -exec sed -i 's/DEFINE_MUTEX/DECLARE_MUTEX/' {} \;
# find . -type f -exec sed -i
's/try_to_freeze(/try_to_freeze(PF_FREEZE/' {} \;

and also this diff:

--- s2-liplianin.org/v4l/compat.h       2008-12-27 13:00:38.000000000 +0100
+++ s2-liplianin/v4l/compat.h   2008-12-28 19:47:26.000000000 +0100
@@ -44,6 +44,18 @@
 # define I2C_M_IGNORE_NAK 0x1000

+# define class_device_create(a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h)
class_simple_device_add(a, c, d, e, f, g, h)
+# define class_device_destroy(a, b) class_simple_device_remove(b)
+# define class_create(a, b) class_simple_create(a, b)
+# define class_destroy(a) class_simple_destroy(a)
+# define mutex_init(a) sema_init(a, 1)
 /* device_create/destroy added in 2.6.18 */
 /* on older kernels, class_device_create will in turn be a compat macro */

And some other minor changes.
I can load the modules, but they kernel panics whil a NULL Pointer
error, when I plug in the device, so I will have to debug it a bit more.

An other bad thing is that the kernel was compiled without
CONFIG_HOTPLUG and I had to change init/Kconfig from

bool "Support for hot-pluggable devices" if !ARCH_S390 to
tristate "Support for hot-pluggable devices" if !ARCH_S390

to get the FW_LOADER module to build.

So right now I am not sure what is causing the kernel panic...

Can you send over me the diffs you did?

Thanks, Artem

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