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From: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@infradead.org>
To: Jemma Denson <jdenson@gmail.com>
Cc: "Tycho Lürsen" <tycholursen@gmail.com>,
	"Soeren Moch" <smoch@web.de>,
	"Mauro Carvalho Chehab" <mchehab@kernel.org>,
	linux-media@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] SAA716x DVB driver
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:49:22 -0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20171202174922.34a6f9b9@vento.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <e2076533-5c33-f3be-b438-a1616f743a92@gmail.com>

Em Sat, 2 Dec 2017 18:51:16 +0000
Jemma Denson <jdenson@gmail.com> escreveu:

> Hi Mauro,
> 
> On 27/11/17 11:24, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> > Em Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:28:37 +0100
> > Tycho Lürsen <tycholursen@gmail.com> escreveu:
> >  
> >> Hi Mauro,
> >>
> >> afaik the last communication about submission of this driver was about
> >> two months ago.
> >>
> >> This driver is important to me, because I own several TurboSight cards
> >> that are saa716x based. I want to submit a patch that supports my cards.
> >> Of course I can only do so when you accept this driver in the first place.
> >>
> >> Any chance you and Sören agree about how to proceed about this driver
> >> anytime soon?  
> > If we can reach an agreement about what should be done for the driver
> > to be promoted from staging some day, I'll merge it. Otherwise,
> > it can be kept maintained out of tree. This driver has been maintained
> > OOT for a very long time, and it seems that people were happy with
> > that, as only at the second half of this year someone is requesting
> > to merge it.
> >
> > So, while I agree that the best is to merge it upstream and
> > address the issues that made it OOT for a long time, we shouldn't
> > rush it with the risk of doing more harm than good.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mauro  
> 
> Would I be correct in thinking the main blocker to this is the *_ff features
> used by the S2-6400 card? There's plenty of other cards using this chipset
> that don't need that part.
> 
> Would a solution for now to be a driver with the ff components stripped out,
> and then the ff API work can be done later when / if there's any interest?

Works for me. In such case (and provided that the driver without *_ff are
in good shape), we could merge it under drivers/media (instead of merging
it on staging).

> I guess a problem would be finding a maintainer, I'm happy to put together
> a stripped down driver just supporting the TBS card I use (I already have
> one I use with dkms), but I'm not sure I have the time or knowledge of this
> chipset to be a maintainer.

As we're talking more about touching at uAPI, probably it doesn't require
chipsed knowledge. Only time and interest on doing it.

Please sync with Soeren. Perhaps if you both could help on it, it would
make the task easier.

> Unfortunately my workplace is phasing out
> these cards otherwise I'd try and get them to sponsor me rather than do it
> on my own time!

Yeah, getting sponsored to do it would make things easier.

Thanks,
Mauro

  reply	other threads:[~2017-12-02 19:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-07-16 18:34 Soeren Moch
2017-07-20 10:49 ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2017-07-21 20:44 ` Soeren Moch
2017-08-27 10:30   ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2017-09-09 12:52     ` Soeren Moch
2017-09-09 21:20       ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2017-09-16 12:54         ` Soeren Moch
2017-09-16 17:49           ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2017-09-24 22:17             ` Soeren Moch
2017-11-24 16:28               ` Tycho Lürsen
2017-11-27 11:24                 ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2017-12-02 18:51                   ` Jemma Denson
2017-12-02 19:49                     ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab [this message]
2017-12-02 23:59                       ` Soeren Moch
2017-12-03 10:57                         ` Jemma Denson
2017-12-03 14:11                           ` Soeren Moch
2017-12-03 15:04                             ` Jemma Denson
2017-12-04 10:07                               ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2018-01-19 13:59                           ` Tycho Lürsen
2018-01-19 15:11                             ` Jemma Denson
2018-01-20 15:49                               ` Tycho Lürsen
2018-01-25 17:08                                 ` Jemma Denson
2017-11-28 18:35               ` [GIT PULL] " Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2017-12-02 23:58                 ` Soeren Moch
2017-08-23  9:56 ` [GIT PULL RESEND] " Soeren Moch
2018-03-07 15:14   ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab

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