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Date:	Tue, 1 Dec 2009 20:21:52 -0600 (CST)
From:	Mike Isely <isely@...ly.net>
To:	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@...radead.org>
cc:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	linux-media@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL for 2.6.32] V4L/DVB updates

On Tue, 1 Dec 2009, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:

> Mike Isely wrote:
> > On Mon, 30 Nov 2009, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> > 
> >> Em Sat, 28 Nov 2009 14:33:30 -0600 (CST)
> >> Mike Isely <isely@...ly.net> escreveu:
> >>
> >>> Mauro:
> >>>
> >>> I had also posted up two high priority pvrusb2 patches that should 
> >>> really be cherry-picked for 2.6.32.  You've already pulled them into 
> >>> v4l/dvb and I did mark them as high priority at the time.
> >>>
> >>> These patches enable use of FX2 microcontroller firmware that is 16KB in 
> >>> size.  Hauppauge is no longer shipping 8KB firmware for HVR-1950 and 
> >>> HVR-1900 and without these changes then those devices won't work AT ALL 
> >>> in kernel 2.6.32.
> >>>
> >>> You can find these within the v4l-dvb Mercurial repository here:
> >>>
> >>> Changeset 13495:87c3853fe2b3 
> >>> Subject: pvrusb2: Support 16KB FX2 firmware
> >>> http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/rev/87c3853fe2b3
> >>>
> >>> Changeset 13500:d4c418d4b25c
> >>> Subject: pvrusb2: Fix lingering 16KB FX2 Firmware issues
> >>> http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/rev/d4c418d4b25c
> >>>
> >>> I do not believe these patches have any ordering dependencies with other 
> >>> patches, though between the two the second one technically should come 
> >>> after the first.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >> There are. Picking just those patches broke compilation.
> > 
> > Mauro:
> > 
> > Please forward to me the compilation errors.  Right now I am just not 
> > seeing how a patch this trivial could have any compilation dependencies.  
> > And unfortunately I will not be able to reproduce your build setup until 
> > at least Tuesday night.  I must be blind.
> > 
> > 
> >> Also, it seemed too late for adding support for newer boards/firmware when Linus
> >> is about to release a kernel.
> > 
> > This is not a new feature.  It's a bug fix due to something that 
> > Hauppauge recently did.  Hauppauge is NO LONGER officially distributing 
> > FX2 firmware with their hardware which the driver can use.  This simply 
> > prevents any new HVR-1950 / HVR-1900 users from working under Linux.  
> > This fixes breakage for previously working hardware.  The root cause is 
> > simple - the firmware blob is just larger now - and the fix is trivial.  
> > It absolutely needs to go in.  In fact, this should go back to a 
> > 2.6.31.x and a 2.6.27.x release as well, though in those cases I have to 
> > figure out if driver source code is still close enough for the same 
> > patches to still work.
> > 
> > I am sorry this is showing up late for you.  There are multiple reasons 
> > for this.  However I did mark these patches as "high priority", 
> > following your v4l-dvb changeset process.  I did comment on the pull 
> > request that these were important but I guess I needed to also 
> > specifically call these out in the pull request text as well.
> > 
> > If these don't get in now as part of the official 2.6.32 release, these 
> > absolutely need to be queued for 2.6.32.1.
> 
> We are very late for 2.6.32. I'm not sure if are there still time for it.
> 
> I'll seek for some time during this week to add those patches at the upstream
> tree and removing them from the development tree and see what compilation
> issues arise.

Mauro:

Thanks.

Guess I also really need to get up to speed on git, finally...

  -Mike


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