> > I wrote a kernel device driver for a special
> > framegrapper device which I maintain using a kmp rpm-package.
> Great, why not work to get it upstream into the
repo so that all distros and users can get to it?
Well, the current hardware is based on a prototype xilinx FPGA implementation and
therefore cannot be bought by anyone sofar.
--> very limited use to the generel public currently and I am guessing that the
people will refrain to accept a driver they cannot get hardware for. Otherwise
I am very much willing to provide source (there is no special magic nor ip involved
In addition I want to get rid of the obvious flaws like the creation of device nodes from
user space setup script before getting fried on lkml. This is actually the reason why I am
asking on this list than on lkml.
> Sofar I am grep'ing /proc/devices for the
major number during
> startup and create the device nodes at startup.
Ick, no, that's not good.
Yes, this is what I was expecting.
> The documentation I found on the web and in
> /usr/src/linux/Documentations seems to be outdated, incomplete or
It shouldn't be, have you read the book, Linux
Device Drivers, 3rd
edition, that says how to do this? It's a bit out of date, but you will get the
I have the outdated 2nd edition to my disposal and soon discovered that it too much
outdated for this purpose.
> Hint, use a misc device if you want an easy way
to do this automatically from your driver.
Thanks for the hint! It is appreciated.
I will now firstly hunt down the 3rd edition of the book
Have a pointer to your source code anywhere?
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