Author: Stefan Richter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
AuthorDate: Thu Mar 22 00:40:06 2007 +0100
Committer: Stefan Richter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CommitDate: Mon Apr 9 18:52:27 2007 +0200
ieee1394: change deprecation status of dv1394
Nobody ported ffmpeg from dv1394 to rawiso yet, and there is no
justification to remove dv1394 right now.
Nevertheless, a strong deprecation of this ABI makes a lot of sense,
especially as Kristian H's drivers shape up to be an attractive
alternative to the existing ones. But we don't have a schedule at the
Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Documentation/ABI/obsolete/dv1394 | 9 +++++++++
Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt | 11 -----------
drivers/ieee1394/Kconfig | 6 +++---
drivers/ieee1394/dv1394.c | 4 ++--
4 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/obsolete/dv1394
new file mode 100644
@@ -0,0 +1,9 @@
+What: dv1394 (a.k.a. "OHCI-DV I/O support" for FireWire)
+Contact: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
+ New application development should use raw1394 + userspace libraries
+ instead, notably libiec61883 which is functionally equivalent.
+ ffmpeg/libavformat (used by a variety of media players)
+ dvgrab v1.x (replaced by dvgrab2 on top of raw1394 and resp. libraries)
diff --git a/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
index 0bc8b0b..19b4c96 100644
@@ -39,17 +39,6 @@ Who: Dan Dennedy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Stefan Richter <[EMAIL
-What: dv1394 driver (CONFIG_IEEE1394_DV1394)
-When: June 2007
-Why: Replaced by raw1394 + userspace libraries, notably libiec61883. This
- shift of application support has been indicated on www.linux1394.org
- and developers' mailinglists for quite some time. Major applications
- have been converted, with the exception of ffmpeg and hence xine.
- Piped output of dvgrab2 is a partial equivalent to dv1394.
-Who: Dan Dennedy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Stefan Richter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
What: Video4Linux API 1 ioctls and video_decoder.h from Video devices.
When: December 2006
Why: V4L1 AP1 was replaced by V4L2 API. during migration from 2.4 to 2.6
diff --git a/drivers/ieee1394/Kconfig b/drivers/ieee1394/Kconfig
index b8a4734..cd84a55 100644
@@ -138,9 +138,9 @@ config IEEE1394_DV1394
tristate "OHCI-DV I/O support (deprecated)"
depends on IEEE1394 && IEEE1394_OHCI1394
- The dv1394 driver will be removed from Linux in a future release.
- Its functionality is now provided by raw1394 together with libraries
- such as libiec61883.
+ The dv1394 driver is unsupported and may be removed from Linux in a
+ future release. Its functionality is now provided by raw1394 together
+ with libraries such as libiec61883.
tristate "Raw IEEE1394 I/O support"
diff --git a/drivers/ieee1394/dv1394.c b/drivers/ieee1394/dv1394.c
index dee9529..026e38f 100644
@@ -2564,8 +2564,8 @@ static int __init dv1394_init_module(void)
- "WARNING: The dv1394 driver is unsupported and will be removed "
- "from Linux soon. Use raw1394 instead.\n");
+ "NOTE: The dv1394 driver is unsupported and may be removed in a "
+ "future Linux release. Use raw1394 instead.\n");
dv1394_cdev.owner = THIS_MODULE;
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