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From: Ronald Bultje <>
Cc: Greg KH <>, Kernel List <>
Subject: Re: [RFC/PATCH] sysfs'ify video4linux
Date: 21 Jul 2003 09:55:09 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Gerd,

On Mon, 2003-07-21 at 09:28, Gerd Knorr wrote:
> Breaking the build _right now_ with 2.6 becoming stable is IMHO not a
> good idea, I think I better try to avoid that until 2.7.

The build is broken for quite some v4l drivers already (zr36120,
zr36067, the mpeg card, afaik), and really, the ones not in the kernel
will not officially "support" 2.6.x anyway before it's stable. It
shouldn't be that much work. I'd suggest to try to get it in before
2.6.0. This whole "we'll now turn number 5->6 and everything will be
stable" is there to help developers in releasing a new stable version,
not to prevent them from innovating and improving. I mean, this won't
actually be a totally new subsystem like the VM that needs to be
debugged in the next few months just after we've release 2.6.0, right?
It's just a small move. Fixing the drivers shouldn't be hard, and if
we/you ("we" as in the v4l driver developers) synchronize that nicely
with each other, there shouldn't be an actual problem.

(Related, I [finally] got 2.6.0-test1 to work so a new patch for my
driver is coming up in one of the next few days; please, someone kick it
forward to Linus then).


Ronald Bultje <>

  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-21  7:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-15 14:31 [RFC/PATCH] sysfs'ify video4linux Gerd Knorr
2003-07-15 15:21 ` Ronald Bultje
2003-07-15 16:19   ` Matt Porter
2003-07-15 21:27 ` Greg KH
2003-07-16  8:44   ` Gerd Knorr
2003-07-16 16:19     ` Greg KH
2003-07-16 20:20       ` Gerd Knorr
2003-07-16 21:08         ` Greg KH
2003-07-17 12:01           ` Gerd Knorr
2003-07-17 14:57             ` Greg KH
2003-07-17 16:37               ` Gerd Knorr
2003-07-17 21:49                 ` Greg KH
2003-07-18  9:59                   ` Gerd Knorr
     [not found]                     ` <>
2003-07-21  7:28                       ` Gerd Knorr
2003-07-21  7:55                         ` Ronald Bultje [this message]
2003-07-21 15:43                         ` [RFC/PATCH] 1/2 v4l: sysfs'ify video4linux core Gerd Knorr
2003-07-21 15:47                           ` [RFC/PATCH] 2/2 v4l: sysfs'ify bttv driver Gerd Knorr
2003-07-21 16:27                           ` [RFC/PATCH] 1/2 v4l: sysfs'ify video4linux core Greg KH
2003-07-16 13:33   ` [RFC/PATCH] sysfs'ify video4linux Mark McClelland
2003-07-16 14:10     ` root
2003-07-16 16:23     ` Greg KH

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