Re: [v4l-dvb-maintainer] Re: [PATCH] V4L: struct video_devicecorruption

From: Mauro Carvalho Chehab
Date: Wed Jul 19 2006 - 11:26:22 EST

Em Seg, 2006-07-17 às 17:25 -0700, Trent Piepho escreveu:
> On Sat, 15 Jul 2006, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> > Em Sb, 2006-07-15 s 23:08 +0000, Robert Fitzsimons escreveu:
> > > The layout of struct video_device would change depending on whether
> > > videodev.h (V4L1) was include or not before v4l2-dev.h, which caused
> > > the structure to get corrupted.
> > Hmm... good point! However, I the proper solution would be to trust on
> > CONFIG_VIDEO_V4L1_COMPAT or CONFIG_VIDEO_V4L1 instead. it makes no sense
> > to keep a pointer to an unsupported callback, when V4L1 is not selected.
> It's not so clear that the problem is with v4l2-dev.h, because if you look
> that file:
> #ifdef CONFIG_VIDEO_V4L1
> #include <linux/videodev.h>
> #else
> #include <linux/videodev2.h>
> #endif
That's true. I think the OOPS is related to this -git patch:;a=commit;h=6ab3d5624e172c553004ecc862bfeac16d9d68b7

It removed config.h from bttv-cards (and other places), but we need
CONFIG_* symbols before including v4l2-dev.h. Maybe the right solution
would be to include autoconf.h or config.h at the top of v4l2-dev.h.

> linux/videodev.h is where HAVE_V4L1 is defined (always). So, if
> CONFIG_VIDEO_V4L1 is set, then HAVE_V4L1 must also bet set.
> I think that the real problem is that many drivers include the V4L1 API
> file videodev.h when V4L1 is NOT on. Should drivers be providing V4L1 API
> functions, or need anything from videodev.h, if V4L1 is not on?
> It seems like they either need to depend on VIDEO_V4L1 or only include the
> V4L1 API header file when V4L1 is turned on. Which also means they would
> need to #ifdef out any V4L1 code when V4L1 is turned off. The bttv driver
> for example does not do this. It includes a bunch of V4L1 functions even
> when V4L1 (and V4L1_COMPAT) are turned off.
> BTW, I think the CONFIG_VIDEO_V4L1 check in v4l2-dev.h should instead check
> for CONFIG_VIDEO_V4L1_COMPAT. For example, cx88-video.c includes
> videodev.h when CONFIG_VIDEO_V4L1_COMPAT is turned on.
Yes, you are right. Checking for COMPAT covers both cases.


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