V4L/DVB: Deprecate stradis driver
Mauro Carvalho Chehab [Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:26:28 +0000 (08:26 -0300)]
The driver author seems to not worked on this driver since its conversion
from 2.2 to 2.4. Nobody is known to have a stradis hardware for testing. As
it still uses V4L1 API, BKL and probably some other old stuff, someone would
need to work on it to preserve the driver. Instead of investing time and
efforts to keep porting it to work with new API's, it seems better to just
drop the driver.

So, let's move it to drivers/staging and label it to die at 2.6.38, if nobody
cares enough to port parallel port support to gspca or to create a new driver
that uses the same gspca-cpia sub-driver.

Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>

Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
drivers/media/video/Kconfig
drivers/media/video/Makefile
drivers/staging/Kconfig
drivers/staging/Makefile
drivers/staging/stradis/Kconfig [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/staging/stradis/Makefile [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/staging/stradis/TODO [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/staging/stradis/stradis.c [moved from drivers/media/video/stradis.c with 100% similarity]

index 4487225..d87ee17 100644 (file)
@@ -118,8 +118,8 @@ Who:        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@infradead.org>
 
 What:  Video4Linux obsolete drivers using V4L1 API
 When:  kernel 2.6.38
-Files: drivers/staging/cpia/*
-Check: drivers/staging/cpia/cpia.c
+Files: drivers/staging/cpia/* drivers/staging/stradis/*
+Check: drivers/staging/cpia/cpia.c drivers/staging/stradis/stradis.c
 Why:   There are some drivers still using V4L1 API, despite all efforts we've done
        to migrate. Those drivers are for obsolete hardware that the old maintainer
        didn't care (or not have the hardware anymore), and that no other developer
index 4f21ef8..75404fc 100644 (file)
@@ -609,14 +609,6 @@ config VIDEO_VINO
          Say Y here to build in support for the Vino video input system found
          on SGI Indy machines.
 
-config VIDEO_STRADIS
-       tristate "Stradis 4:2:2 MPEG-2 video driver  (EXPERIMENTAL)"
-       depends on EXPERIMENTAL && PCI && VIDEO_V4L1 && VIRT_TO_BUS
-       help
-         Say Y here to enable support for the Stradis 4:2:2 MPEG-2 video
-         driver for PCI.  There is a product page at
-         <http://www.stradis.com/>.
-
 source "drivers/media/video/zoran/Kconfig"
 
 config VIDEO_MEYE
index b947160..118196c 100644 (file)
@@ -91,7 +91,6 @@ obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_BWQCAM) += bw-qcam.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_W9966) += w9966.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_PMS) += pms.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_VINO) += vino.o
-obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_STRADIS) += stradis.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_MEYE) += meye.o
 obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_SAA7134) += saa7134/
 obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_CX88) += cx88/
index 303c52c..078525c 100644 (file)
@@ -53,6 +53,8 @@ source "drivers/staging/tm6000/Kconfig"
 
 source "drivers/staging/cpia/Kconfig"
 
+source "drivers/staging/stradis/Kconfig"
+
 source "drivers/staging/usbip/Kconfig"
 
 source "drivers/staging/winbond/Kconfig"
index ddcac24..057adca 100644 (file)
@@ -9,6 +9,7 @@ obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_GO7007)      += go7007/
 obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_CX25821)    += cx25821/
 obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_TM6000)     += tm6000/
 obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_CPIA)       += cpia/
+obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_STRADIS)    += stradis/
 obj-$(CONFIG_LIRC_STAGING)     += lirc/
 obj-$(CONFIG_USB_IP_COMMON)    += usbip/
 obj-$(CONFIG_W35UND)           += winbond/
diff --git a/drivers/staging/stradis/Kconfig b/drivers/staging/stradis/Kconfig
new file mode 100644 (file)
index 0000000..92e8911
--- /dev/null
@@ -0,0 +1,7 @@
+config VIDEO_STRADIS
+        tristate "Stradis 4:2:2 MPEG-2 video driver (DEPRECATED)"
+        depends on EXPERIMENTAL && PCI && VIDEO_V4L1 && VIRT_TO_BUS
+        help
+          Say Y here to enable support for the Stradis 4:2:2 MPEG-2 video
+          driver for PCI.  There is a product page at
+          <http://www.stradis.com/>.
diff --git a/drivers/staging/stradis/Makefile b/drivers/staging/stradis/Makefile
new file mode 100644 (file)
index 0000000..0f1feab
--- /dev/null
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_STRADIS) += stradis.o
+
+EXTRA_CFLAGS += -Idrivers/media/video
diff --git a/drivers/staging/stradis/TODO b/drivers/staging/stradis/TODO
new file mode 100644 (file)
index 0000000..f48150f
--- /dev/null
@@ -0,0 +1,6 @@
+This is an obsolete driver for ancient stradis hardware.
+We couldn't find anyone with this hardware in order to port it to use V4L2.
+
+If nobody take care on it, the driver will be removed for 2.6.38.
+
+Please send patches to linux-media@vger.kernel.org