[linux-dvb] [PATCH 1/7] Adding empia base driver
Mauro Carvalho Chehab
mchehab at infradead.org
Sun Nov 2 05:27:28 CET 2008
On Sat, 1 Nov 2008 14:59:17 +0100
Hans Verkuil <hverkuil at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Hi Markus,
> As promised I've done a review of your empia driver and looked at what
> needs to be done to get it into the kernel.
> First of all, I've no doubt that your empia driver is better and
> supports more devices than the current em28xx driver. I also have no
> problem adding your driver separate from the current driver. It's been
> done before (certain networking drivers spring to mind) and while
> obviously not ideal I expect that the older em28xx driver can probably
> be removed after a year or something like that.
> In my opinion it's pretty much hopeless trying to convert the current
> em28xx driver into what you have. It's a huge amount of work that no
> one wants to do and (in this case) with very little benefit. Of course,
> Mauro has the final say in this.
Both upstream and the 4 duplicated drivers have similar functionality. Also,
the upstream driver is actively maintained. So, there's no sense on accepting
those duplicated drivers.
Also, just replacing one existing driver by a newer one will cause regressions
on some already fixed bugs and remove some improvements that the upstream driver
If there's a bug or a lack of functionality on em28xx, cx25843, xc5000 or
tuner-xc2028, it is just a matter of submitting patches fixing those bugs or
adding newer features.
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