On Sat, 2007-01-06 at 14:11 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote: > But I also don't understand why these bugs should be considered "important" > to be let into etch? Graceful handling of tveeproms isn't all that > important. What's the importance of the busy waiting loop fix? The busy wait loop thing fixes a problem with excessive CPU load when using a PVR-350 framebuffer output and mythtv. The upstream thread is http://ivtvdriver.org/pipermail/ivtv-devel/2006-December/003803.html but in summary the load was 2-3x what it should be with one of these cards. People who were suffering the problem report loads going from 50-60% down to negligible amounts with the fix. The EEPROM fix makes the driver compatible with more cards. Possibly non-Hauppauge ones using the same chipset, I'm not too sure since info on this one is a bit thin. Personally I've not come across either of the two problems and as Mark said there haven't been any Debian bug reports about them. That said I do think the fixes are worth having in Etch since they do fix things for some people and seem quite low risk to me. Ian. -- Ian Campbell MMM-MM!! So THIS is BIO-NEBULATION!
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