Aw: LIRC-list Digest, Vol 106, Issue 11

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Aw: LIRC-list Digest, Vol 106, Issue 11

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Dear colleagues

A month ago or so I patched lirc_rpi to support hardware pulse-wave modulation for the carrier frequency on Raspberry Pi. Members of this list kindly advised me, whom to contact to get the patch considered into the kernel. After a few mail exchanges, I was informed that lirc_rpi is not officially supported by the maintainer of "Linus' linux kernel" as they called it. Instead, I should write a driver based on RC core (https://github.com/torvalds/linux/tree/master/drivers/media/rc).

What is the opinion of this lirc group
- is lirc_rpi about to be retired?
- would a driver from the Linus' linux kernel make it into raspbian (else useless)?

Thank you for advice

A

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Re: Aw: LIRC-list Digest, Vol 106, Issue 11

Alec Leamas



On 03/02/17 18:39, [hidden email] wrote:

> What is the opinion of this lirc group
I'm certainly not a group..

> - is lirc_rpi about to be retired?

As I understand it, it cannot be retired from the kernel since it has
never been part of it. Looks like it being added by  some downstream
users e. g., raspbian.

What raspbian intends to do you must talk to them about...

> - would a driver from the Linus' linux kernel make it into raspbian (else useless)?

Well, if you made a proper driver based on the RC framework as other
LIRC drivers AND it was accepted by the upstream kernel at kernel.org it
will eventually trickle down to raspbian.

The flow is that debian first updates it's kernel from kernel.org, than
raspbian uses the new debian releas. Neither of these projects are
fast-moving, so it will take time.

Since your primary focus seems to be raspbian, it might be better to
talk those folks.


Cheers!

--alec

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