[mythtv] Re:[PATCH] Re: ivtv settings patch (revisited)

Gregory McLean gregm at gxsnmp.org
Wed Sep 24 14:57:50 EDT 2003

Isaac Richards wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 September 2003 09:23 am, Geoffrey Hausheer wrote:
>>Then my suggestion would be 'don't apply the v4l2 patches to the kernel'
>>(of course this won't help for people using 2.6).  It seems annoying that
>>we have potentially 3 versions of the videodev2.h file around: myth's,
>>ivtv's, and the kernel's.  This will not be easy to keep coordinated as
>>stuff changes.  perhaps we should find a way to detect and use the
>>kernel's version of videodev2.h before trying to use the
> Doesn't work, as the kernel videodev2.h cannot be used by userspace programs, 
> due to it including other kernel-only headers.
> Best solution would be for the v4l2 author to revert his completely 
> unnecessary binary-compatibility breaking changes.
I sent a patch to the v4l2 people to ifdef out the kernel only stuff 
when userspace apps used that file. (and an explanation of what was 
going on) And got ignored so I doubt they really care one way or the other.


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