[linux-dvb] Re: Patch collection for bt8xx cards for Kernel 2.6.16-rc4

Andrew Morton akpm at osdl.org
Wed Feb 22 14:58:00 CET 2006


Johannes Stezenbach <js at linuxtv.org> wrote:
>
> Hi Andrew,
> 
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2006, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > "Uwe Bugla" <uwe.bugla at gmx.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > Subject: Patch collection for bt8xx cards for Kernel 2.6.16-rc4
> > >
> > 
> > I'll defer to the maintainers on this.
> > 
> > (And if I was them, I'd be gnashing teeth.  Please never send multiple
> > patches per email.  See
> > http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/stuff/tpp.txt)
> 
> This is a minor problem.
> 
> The bigger ones are:
> 
> - Edgar Toernig refuses to give his Signed-off-by: for his patches:
>   http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2006-February/008441.html etc.
>   Maybe you can comment how we deal with this, and especially with
>   Uwe now signing off on Edgar's patches.

Edgar, can you please supply the signoffs for these patches?

> - the dvb_bt8xx maintainer sees problems with the DMA error handling patch;
>   there seems to be no interest from the side of the patch author to
>   resolve these (just calling him "gatekeeper" for not taking the
>   patch is the wrong way to deal with it)
>   http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2006-January/thread.html#7415

Can you not accept the patches as-is, then the bt8xx maintainer
fixes the DMA issue?



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