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From: "J.R. Mauro" <jrm8005@gmail.com>
To: "Greg KH" <greg@kroah.com>
Cc: "Greg KH" <gregkh@suse.de>, "Moritz Muehlenhoff" <jmm@debian.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: staging: me4000 and relation to other data acquisition devices
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 11:10:25 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3aaafc130810310810q69eb83d7u83710008fa5a9e95@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20081031150037.GA9314@kroah.com>

On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 11:00 AM, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:42:36AM -0400, J.R. Mauro wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Greg KH <gregkh@suse.de> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 10:25:30AM -0400, J.R. Mauro wrote:
>> >> Ok. I emailed a few of them. The ones I omitted either didn't have a
>> >> clear homepage/maintainer, had already sent a patch to the kernel, or
>> >> explicitly stated no intentions of going into mainline.
>> >
>> > Which ones were in the last 2 categories?
>>
>> The Alix driver seemed to be sent in already: http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/8/19/279
>>
>> The ov51x-jpeg driver's homepage mentions that there is a driver
>> already, but it doesn't do jpeg compression, since that kind of
>> shouldn't be done in the kernel. The out-of-tree driver does do the
>> compression in the kernel, but the author doesn't think it should go
>> into mainline. Or something like that.
>>
>> >
>> >> Maybe you could send me the Spreadsheet O' Drivers if you need more help?
>> >
>> > Yeah, I think I'll move this to a google docs file or somehow merge it
>> > with the information on the linuxdriverproject.org wiki.  Give me a few
>> > days.
>>
>> A google spreadsheet would be great for me. Maybe you could do both?
>>
>> >
>> >> I've also been wondering: should we contact the maintainers of the big
>> >> distros and make them aware of staging and have them work with us to
>> >> get whatever out-of-tree stuff they have more centralized? I don't
>> >> know if it's a good idea, but it could be. And if it is, I have no
>> >> idea where to start.
>> >
>> > I've already looked at what the following distros include in their
>> > kernel package:
>> >        - Fedora
>> >        - openSUSE
>> >        - Ubuntu
>> > so I have them on my list, and is where I took a number of the existing
>> > staging drivers from.
>> >
>> > If you could poke around other distro's kernels (like Mandrake and any
>> > other you can think of) and find out what they include, that would e
>> > great.
>>
>> Ok. I'll talk to distros not mentioned above and hopefully add
>> anything I find to the forthcoming spreadsheet.
>
> I've gone through the suse, fedora, ubuntu, and gentoo kernels and added
> everything that I have found (gentoo had a _lot_ of external kernel
> modules in their packaging system) to the wiki at:
>        http://www.linuxdriverproject.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/OutOfTreeDrivers
>
> I also dumped all of my spreadsheet information into here as well, as it
> didn't make sense to try to categorize it that way.
>
> So, feel free to clean up, and organize that wiki page with whatever
> else you have found.  Some of it still is not organized (like the huge
> list at the end of the page) and there might be duplicates as well.
>
> Thanks a lot for helping out.
>
> greg k-h
>

Thanks Greg. I tried to work on this page last night but when I
previewed my changes somehow the whole page was busted. I'll try to
add whatever I've found and GC/categorize the mess at the bottom.

  reply	other threads:[~2008-10-31 15:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-28 15:49 Shawn Bohrer
2008-10-28 16:34 ` Greg KH
2008-10-28 17:33   ` Randy Dunlap
2008-10-28 18:14     ` Greg KH
2008-10-29 15:12       ` Wolfgang Beiter
2008-10-30  0:02         ` Greg KH
2008-10-29 18:57       ` Moritz Muehlenhoff
2008-10-30  0:37         ` J.R. Mauro
2008-10-30  0:46           ` Richard Holden
2008-10-30  1:42           ` Greg KH
2008-10-30 14:25             ` J.R. Mauro
2008-10-30 15:23               ` Greg KH
2008-10-30 15:42                 ` J.R. Mauro
2008-10-31 15:00                   ` Greg KH
2008-10-31 15:10                     ` J.R. Mauro [this message]
2008-10-30  1:43         ` Greg KH
2008-10-29 17:37   ` Shawn Bohrer
2008-10-30  0:04     ` Greg KH

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