[linux-dvb] twinhan bttv hang bug in kernel 2.6.13

Michael Krufky mkrufky at m1k.net
Tue Jul 19 14:12:32 CEST 2005

Graeme Christie wrote:

> It seems to me as if this bug has resurfaced again. I had no problems 
> loading bttv with my twinhan VP1030A with the 2.6.12 kernel (actually 
> patched for gentoo-sources, but I don't think there were any bttv 
> related patches). When trying to upgrade to either 2.6.13-rc3 or 
> 2.6.13-rc3-mm1 I was getting a hang when loading bttv, both from the 
> kernel vedeo4linux tree and from the latest cvs (18/7/2005). I applied 
> the patch Manu posted months ago from 
> http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/attachments/20050404/00967085/bttv-cards.c-0001.bin 
> to the video4linux cvs source compiled againt 2.6.13-rc3-mm1 and the 
> problem was fixed.
> Just thought that anyone else crawling this list for fixed might want 
> to know. Did the fix not make it into the video4linux cvs tree ? (the 
> patch applied cleanly) 

I am one of the "cvs maintainers" of the video4linux tree... The 
official maintainer is on vacation right now.  Is this an analog board 
or a DVB board?  Can you send the link to the original email?  The file 
linked to above is showing up as a binary file and I don't know what to 
do with it.

If the patch that you speak of is indeed a patch to the video4linux 
tree, and it prevents a hang in the bttv driver, then sure, it should be 
applied.  Please send that patch into the video4linux list 
<video4linux-list at redhat.com> and then it can be applied to cvs, and if 
it actually fixes a bug and doesnt break anything else, then we can even 
apply it to 2.6.13 before it gets released.

Michael Krufky

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