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From: Jemma Denson <jdenson@gmail.com>
To: "Mauro Carvalho Chehab" <mchehab@infradead.org>,
	"Tycho Lürsen" <tycholursen@gmail.com>
Cc: 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 18:51:16 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <e2076533-5c33-f3be-b438-a1616f743a92@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20171127092408.20de0fe0@vento.lan>

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?

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. 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!


Jemma.

  reply	other threads:[~2017-12-02 18:51 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 [this message]
2017-12-02 19:49                     ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
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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