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Old 12-18-2008, 08:16 PM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#356458: linux-2.6: please include bigphysarea patch

On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 11:02:18PM -0600, Ryan Underwood wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Severity: wishlist
>
>
> Hi,
> Debian used to include bigphysarea patch in 2.4 kernels. It is needed
> to support hardware with no scatter-gather DMA.
> http://pv105234.reshsg.uci.edu/~jfeise/Downloads/zr36120/
> I have tested the latest version and it works fine. linux-kernel
> doesn't even answer my emails about it, and it seems nobody pays
> attention to debian-kernel@l.d.o anymore.
>
> This patch is non invasive, it has no effect unless a boot option is
> given to the kernel.
>
> Without this patch my video capture card is (and always has been)
> non-functional.

This web site is offline. What's the current status, has the video
capture card driver been adapted to work with stock kernels?

Cheers,
Moritz



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