[linux-dvb] SAA7162 driver question

Martin Drab drab at kepler.fjfi.cvut.cz
Wed Dec 19 04:11:24 CET 2007

On Wed, 19 Dec 2007, Manu Abraham wrote:

> Martin Drab wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > what is the current state of the Linux driver for SAA7162? Has there been 
> > any progress so far? Is there somewhere at least something to test or 
> > build on?
> Nothing to build yet, the current status was "stalled" due to the driver freezing 
> the machine a while back, which required help from NXP and NXP was not ready 
> for any sort of help due to the DRM involved, as far as i can guess. (Eventhough
> some sort of preliminary specs were provided under NDA, which were not sufficient
> in any manner)
> But recently as of some days back, we have had good discussions and proceeded
> quite a lot further in this aspect. Eventually changes are much expected in this front, 
> a while later. stay tuned.. But don't expect anything immediately.

Right. But I would say that it is rather a good news. :-) At least there 
is some hope. I know, developing driver for something for which there is 
only scarce or incomplete documentation is not easy. So it's good to hear, 
that there actually is something going on. ...Staying tuned. Just let me 
know when there would be something, I wouldn't say "useable", but at least 
for some pre-alpha testing or perhaps to try adapting for specific 
hardware, or anything.


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