Re: upgrading pentavalue drivers from 2.4 to 2.6

From: James Courtier-Dutton
Date: Sun Aug 13 2006 - 17:34:19 EST

Henti Smith wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I have a client that uses pentavalue DVB-S cards pretty much all over
> their business, however the drivers has not been updated since 2002
> (2.4 kernel only) I've spoken to the dev's at the company and they are
> not interested in doing drivers for 2.6
> The 2.4 drivers they released is source code format, however I could
> not find any clear indication of licence agreements to use the code for
> further development.
> I'm hoping that it's GPL'ed since MODULE_LICENSE("GPL"); appears in the
> pentadrv.c and scanval.c files
> I'm going to contact them again to confirm we can use the code for
> 2.4 to upgrade to 2.6 and possible include in the kernel source (if it
> will be allowed :P)
> Lastly .. and the reason I'm mailing is .. I'm looking for somebody
> that is keen on doing the port .. I'll happily supply hardware (we
> have lots of these cards)
> beer or other incentives can be negotiated ;P
> Thanks :)

They are binary only drivers. I.e. A group of .o files with .c wrappers.
So no way to port them to 2.6


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