[linux-dvb] Driver TerraTec Piranha functional, need some advice to finish up

Michael Krufky mkrufky at linuxtv.org
Mon Jun 2 17:38:55 CEST 2008

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 5:03 AM, Dennis Noordsij
<dennis.noordsij at movial.fi> wrote:
> I am finishing up the last stages of a new driver for the TerraTec
> Piranha DVB-T adapter (Sanio SMS-100x chipset), and I have some general
> questions some of the more experienced driver writers could perhaps
> provide some advice on.


I am currently in the process of cleaning up a public GPL'd driver
released by Siano for the SMS1010 / SMS1150 silicon.

This driver functions correctly with Siano's reference design hardware.

This is a generic driver that should probably also be backwards
compatible with the SMS1000 silicon used in your device.

I posted the work-in-progress to the following location:


Please note:  This driver has been publicly available on linuxtv.org
for the past three weeks -- I recommend taking a quick look through
the individual development repositories before starting to write a
brand new driver, to prevent double-work efforts.

Please also note:  The driver has only gone through basic testing -- I
would not be surprised to find bugs in the code, and there is a
plethora of codingstyle violations.

Please feel free to send me patches against that repository to support
your device -- I will be happy to integrate them for you, although you
should be prepared to rebase your tree when I push up the next round
of updates / cleanups.

It makes more sense for you to add support for your device, rather
than writing a new driver from scratch, especially considering that
the driver I have comes directly from Siano, themselves.



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