[arch-dev-public] lirc kernel drivers

Tobias Powalowski tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 4 11:11:33 EST 2013

Am 14.10.2013 14:57, schrieb Tom Gundersen:
> Hi guys,
> As lirc package is currently an orphan, I thought I'd had a look at it
> to see if we can clean it up.
> Most of the lirc kernel drivers are now upstream, so we only ship three of them:
>  *) lirc_atiusb: this overlaps with ati_remote [0] which is upstream.
> This is bad as it means users will essentially get a random driver
> loaded unless one of the two are blacklisted. Moreover, it is not
> possible to use both driver at the same time for different devices.
> It seems to me based on [1], that there is reason to doubt the
> validity of the modaliases that lirc_atiusb supports but ati_remote
> does not. I therefore suggest we drop lirc_atiusb and if there is
> fallout from this we try to fix that in ati_remote upstream (e.g. add
> missing modaliases).
> *) lirc_i2c: this was removed from staging in [2], as the
> functionality is replaced by ir-kbd-i2c (which appears to be written
> mostly by the same people). I suggest we remove this driver too as it
> appears to be redundant (though it has no autoloading support as far
> as I can tell, so probably less harmful).
> *) lirc_wpc8769l: I suggest we keep this as the only remaining module
> for now. Based on comments in winbond-cir [3], that driver can
> probably be extended to support WEC102* (WPC8769L is WEC1020). I'll
> get in touch with the maintainers to check it out.
> Any comments?
> Tom
> [0] compare the aliases as shown by 'modinfo'.
> [1] <https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=5132088697fbfd1330facf723499091182f6ef91>
> [2] <https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=41ca2b1ac269e2ed64e2562b91fa61cab0b19e7a>
> [3] <https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/drivers/media/rc/winbond-cir.c#n5>
Do the changes you think are best,
I never used lirc in any way.


Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 555 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/attachments/20131104/9ce2513e/attachment-0001.asc>

More information about the arch-dev-public mailing list