Writing BSD device drivers (was: Re: Philips SAA7130 )

Da Rock rock_on_the_web at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 20 15:36:12 PST 2008

As you could see on the list I didn't get many replies to my queries. But what you have presented does look worthwhile to get into. I have no experience in programming in this style but lets see how we go and maybe I'll get some help on the way.
Thanks for that.

> To: freebsd-multimedia at freebsd.org; freebsd-drivers at freebsd.org> Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 13:40:51 +0000> From: freebsd at sopwith.solgatos.com> CC: > Subject: Writing BSD device drivers (was: Re: Philips SAA7130 )> > [ -drivers added ]> > > I've been still trying to get my AverMedia Hybrid PCMCIA card to work, but => > I don't think its coming anytime soon. Trouble is I've been trying to use t=> > he linux compat but I haven't got any answer on how, I've asked about how t=> > o build a driver (so I might be able to use linux compat and use the driver=> > s from there) but got no answer- I reckon for the new tv cards you might ne=> > ed to go to linux. There are current linux drivers available for Avermedia => > at linuxtv.org but I can't get them to work on bsd unfortunately. I'd like => > to get it to work on bsd, but I keep coming up blanks and it seems beyond m=> > y skills to build a driver for it.> > Currently I'm using fc8 to run my multimedia, and I'll use bsd on my server=> > s. Seems to be the only way atm, but I will be watching...> > NetBSD has a Device Driver Writing Guide:> > http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/kernel/ddwg.html> > Also, see the 'FreeBSD Kernel "Newbies"' thread in> > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-drivers/2007-December/date.html> > I am not a FreeBSD device driver writing wizard, but I gather the usual> method is not to port a linux driver (due to massive differences between the> linux kernel and the *BSD kernels, and also due to concerns with the quality> of linux code), but to write a new driver. Data sheets and linux driver source> are useful for learning how the device works.> _______________________________________________> freebsd-multimedia at freebsd.org mailing list> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-multimedia> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-multimedia-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"
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