[linux-dvb] move headers from drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core to include/linux/dvb

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Tue Sep 20 20:26:29 CEST 2005


On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 Michael Krufky wrote:
> Why is it that these headers are located in drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core 
> ?  Can we move them into include/linux/dvb ??  If so, I think we should 
> do it now, so that we can make this change in kernel 2.6.15.  If not, 
> please explain why they need to stay where they are.  I am asking 
> this,because representatives from both the ubuntu and fedora kernel 
> teams have approached me on this issue.  They want to be able to include 
> all of these headers with their distributions, but do not want to force 
> all users to have the full kernel sources on-hand.

These headers are not part of the DVB API, and are considered half-private
i.e. not for userspace.
The correct location for them is include/media/dvb/, not
include/linux/dvb/.
(For the V4 API stuff we've moved them there.)

There are a few out-of-tree drivers (mostly embedded stuff)
which will break if we move them; otherwise I am not
opposed to moving them. Let's see if some out-of-tree driver
maintainer objects...


Johannes



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