[mythtv] V4L2 bug ??
ijr at case.edu
Thu Feb 3 00:41:48 UTC 2005
On Wednesday 02 February 2005 05:53 pm, Mike Isely wrote:
> This *might* be entirely unrelated, but in early January there was a bug
> in the code which caused the *front end* to crash on channel changing.
> The bug was due to uninitialized data. One characteristic was that if you
> successfully flip channels once - if the uninitialized fields happened to
> have been "uninitialized the right way" - then it was fine from that point
> forward until you restarted the front end again (and thus hit the
> uninitialized data again).
> This is described in bug #181.
> The situation discussed in this thread here doesn't very well match the
> problem solved in bug #181. But that problem was so rampant for me at the
> the time that it basically rendered my mythbox useless; surely others must
> have at least seen this. So it may still be worth reviewing that bug
> description in light of the discussion above.
Naw, I think it's unrelated - what I was seeing were races in the driver
itself. But this _was_ fairly long ago, with early v4l2 stuff patched into
2.4.x. I don't have a problem enabling v4l2 for everything that says
supports it after the 0.17 release, but not before then.
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