BSD video capture emulation question

Julian Elischer julian at
Fri Jul 11 12:58:57 PDT 2003

On Fri, 11 Jul 2003, Sean Welch wrote:

> > John-Mark, could you clarify your concept of the kernel/
> > userland split for a new video API?  More particularly, what
> > parts would be handled by the kernel and how do you envision
> > the userland interacting with that part?  Are we talking about
> > creating a new device node (a la v4l) or a new way of interacting
> > with existing device nodes?
> For the most part, the kernel would just export many different device
> nodes, one for each part of the card.  I've started work on a design
> document.  It is VERY rough and incomplete, but I'll put it up.

I'm hoping htere is a good compatibility with v4l since mot of the apps
will be written to that spec.
if not an exact match, at least something that can be 'logically'
similar and thus portable with a simple shim.

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