Laurent Pinchart laurentp at
Wed Oct 31 03:43:16 EST 2007

On Tuesday 30 October 2007 16:28, Robert Woodworth wrote:
> I'm  working on building a v4l2 driver for an FPGA module on a Xilinx
> Virtex4 PPC.
> Question:
> Why does the v4l2 videobuf *depend* on PCI?

Historical reasons I guess. The videobuf module has been designed for PCI 
hardware (bttv if I'm not mistaken). Now that other, non-PCI devices would 
benefit from videobuf, PCI-specific support is being moved to a separate 

Search the video4linux mailing list archive for discussions about videobuf 
cleanup. You can get the latest source tree at

Best regards,

Laurent Pinchart
CSE Semaphore Belgium

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