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Re: rtl2832u support



On Oct 19, 2010, at 10:27 PM, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 21:26:13 Devin Heitmueller wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 1:42 PM, Damjan Marion <damjan.marion@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> Is there any special reason why driver for rtl2832u DVB-T receiver chipset is not included into v4l-dvb?
>>> 
>>> Realtek published source code under GPL:
>>> 
>>> MODULE_AUTHOR("Realtek");
>>> MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Driver for the RTL2832U DVB-T / RTL2836 DTMB USB2.0 device");
>>> MODULE_VERSION("1.4.2");
>>> MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
>> 
>> Unfortunately, in most cases much more is "required" than having a
>> working driver under the GPL in order for it to be accepted upstream.
>> In some cases it can mean a developer spending a few hours cleaning up
>> whitespace and indentation, and in other cases it means significant
>> work to the driver is required.
>> 
>> The position the LinuxTV team has taken is that they would rather have
>> no upstream driver at all than to have a driver which doesn't have the
>> right indentation or other aesthetic problems which has no bearing on
>> how well the driver actually works.
>> 
>> This is one of the big reasons KernelLabs has tens of thousands of
>> lines of code adding support for a variety of devices with many happy
>> users (who are willing to go through the trouble to compile from
>> source), but the code cannot be accepted upstream.  I just cannot find
>> the time to do the "idiot work".
> 
> Bullshit. First of all these rules are those of the kernel community
> as a whole and *not* linuxtv as such, and secondly you can upstream such
> drivers in the staging tree. If you want to move it out of staging, then
> it will take indeed more work since the quality requirements are higher
> there.


Do we have a common agreement that this driver can go to staging as-is?

If yes, I have patch ready, just need to know where to send it (It is around 1 MB).

Regards,

Damjan



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