Re: Bugfix (?) for bttv [PATCH]

Richard Guenther (
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 14:55:43 +0100 (MET)

On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

> > To make the spurious lockups I get with the bttv driver go away,
> > I changed the for ever polling loop to try only a second.
> Ok. Question - are you also running the teletext driver and can you
> see which I2c address is timing out ?
I used to run the teletext driver (vtx, that is what you mean?) from
bttv-0.4.3 (linux-2.1.65).
Now (linux-2.1.80-pre-1) vtx does no longer work (patched around a bit,
but doesnt help).
The lockups are very seldom (well, if you want to have one, you never
will get one ;-) - don't know how to reproduce them), and locked up
the machine completely (sysrq works, but I got no display, since
X was locked). Perhaps I should make some more debugging printk's
and tell you the address, when it happens. (I never got a timeout
after applying the patch, but thats murphy's law).


PS: noticed that bttv-0.5.3 is there, will look at it.

Richard Guenther <>
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