Re: USB mini-summit at LinuxCon Vancouver

From: Theodore Kilgore
Date: Mon Aug 08 2011 - 14:19:57 EST

On Mon, 8 Aug 2011, Sarah Sharp wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 05, 2011 at 09:45:56AM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On 08/05/2011 12:56 AM, Greg KH wrote:
> > >On Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 07:21:47PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> > I think it is important to separate oranges from apples here, there are
> > at least 3 different problem classes which all seem to have gotten thrown
> > onto a pile here:
> >
> > 1) The reason Mauro suggested having some discussion on this at the
> > USB summit is because of a discussion about dual mode cameras on the
> > linux media list.
> ...
> > 3) Re-direction of usb devices to virtual machines. This works by using
> > the userspace usbfs interface from qemu / vmware / virtualbox / whatever.
> > The basics of this work fine, but it lacks proper locking / safeguards
> > for when a vm takes over a usb device from the in kernel driver.
> Hi Hans and Mauro,
> We have do room in the schedule for the USB mini-summit for this
> discussion, since the schedule is still pretty flexible. The
> preliminary schedule is up here:
> I think it's best to discuss the VM redirection in the afternoon when
> some of the KVM folks join us after Hans' talk on USB redirection over
> the network.
> It sounds like we need a separate topic for the dual mode cameras and TV
> tuners. Mauro, do you want to lead that discussion in the early morning
> (in a 9:30 to 10:30 slot) or in the late afternoon (in a 15:30 to 16:30
> slot)? I want to be sure we have all the video/media developers who are
> interested in this topic present, and I don't know if they will be going
> to the KVM forum.


Alas. I would suspect that I am one of the people most interested in the
topic of dual-mode cameras, since I have worked on supporting them both in
libgphoto2 and in the kernel. But I teach in a university for a living,
and the first classes of Fall Semester 2011 start on August 17 in Auburn,
Alabama. Knowing this, I decided, months ago, that I simply could not
attend a conference which starts on August 16 in Vancouver.

So, after starting all of the current mailing-list discussion on the topic
I will not be at the conference. I can only hope that those who do attend
will keep me current about what gets discussed.

Theodore Kilgore
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