v4l build (was: Re: [linux-dvb] [PATCH] av7110 crash recovery)

Michael Krufky mkrufky at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 16:06:28 CET 2006


On 1/3/06, Gregoire Favre <gregoire.favre at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 02:07:09PM +0100, Oliver Endriss wrote:
>
> > Hm - xine? The av7110 driver is for full-featured cards.
>
> It's not xine who crash : it's the driver, which in turn make VDR
> crash... which just happen more often is VDR is used with the
> xine-plugin.
>
> > The patch will not reduce the number of crashes but it should improve
> > recovery from a crash...
>
> OK, I was too enthousiasm...
>
> > My way[tm]:
> > I prefer to test multiple driver versions or cvs snapshots without
> > overwriting the modules in /lib/modules/...
> >
> > So I _never_ use 'make install'. My way[tm]:
> > - cd v4l-dvb/v4l
> > - make
> > - load driver using 'make insmod' or some other script...
> >
> > You may edit insmod.sh to load only the modules you need.
> > Or use a script of your own.
>
> I would personaly highly prefer just to be able to compil my kernel and
> boot from it whithout having to worry about to still compil anything
> else.
>
> BUT : I must agree your way is also good, and I will certainly try it
> with the just released 2.6.15 :) (I have already asked here but didn't
> get an answer : the make in v4l-dvb/v4l will install for /usr/src/linux
> version or for uname -r version ?

It will install to the uname -r version, and only AFTER running "make
distclean" ... Versioning info is stored in the .version file, which
is cleared by "make distclean".

_Mike



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