kern/94369: [bktr] [patch] Patch to support Leadtek WinFast
Tv2000 XP bktr card
jhb at freebsd.org
Tue Feb 28 20:13:44 UTC 2012
On Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11:03:17 am David Walker wrote:
> Hi John.
> Thanks for the reply.
> On 29/02/2012, John Baldwin <jhb at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > On Monday, February 27, 2012 12:26:15 pm David Walker wrote:
> >> I have one of these cards.
> >> I notice the PR is open - does this mean the patch was not committed?
> > Yes.
> >> Is there anything I can do to get eyeballs on this?
> >> I've never compiled from source or applied a diff but if it needs
> >> testng and someone's willing to give me a basic outline of the
> >> procedure I'll see if I can avago.
> >> Learning this stuff is on my todo list for this decade but time is short.
> > You will need to use patch(1) to apply the patches from the PR to a kernel
> > source tree and then build a new kernel (or a new bktr module) to test it.
> > I
> > believe there are some instructions in the Handbook about compiling custom
> > kernels and possibly applying patches as well.
> > --
> > John Baldwin
> As I mentioned I'm new here.
> That might be a little out of my depth for the forseeable future.
> It's a good mission though.
> If I take on this mission, what does it take to get a piece of
> hardware into the tree?
> In this case a PR with very simple patches and apparently eyes on from
> a comitter didn't cut it.
> Would it be useful for me to poke the PR?
If you can confirm that the patch works for you, I will commit it.
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