Re: [Pkg-mythtv-maintainers] Re: upstream bug fix for ivtv - options
On Sat, Jan 06, 2007 at 11:05:46PM +0000, Ian Campbell wrote:
> 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.
Oh, well, that could explain some symptoms that I've seen personally, so I
guess I can be persuaded that this should be allowed into etch. ;)
> 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.
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