[clug] How to contact driver owner? & more USB hacking.

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Thu Dec 10 17:26:27 MST 2009

Adam Baxter <voltagex at voltagex.org> writes:

> Currently I'm trying to get in contact with the people behind the AF901x
> DVB-T drivers, and not having much luck I tried posting
> http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-media@vger.kernel.org/msg12951.html but
> got no response.
> I have another variant of this AF9015 chipset, the AF9035. Simply patching
> the vendor/device IDs doesn't work, as I believe the firmware is different.
> What would be the best way to contact the committers to
> http://linuxtv.org/hg/~anttip/af9015/ ?

It depends.  If the driver is in the Linus kernel, see the MAINTAINERS file at
the root of the source distribution; that should list the appropriate contact
details for the file.

Otherwise, for an out-of-tree driver there is no standard; you get to do
whatever sounds like a good idea, or they write down.

A final fallback is to contact the subsystem mailing list (eg: the DVB drivers
mailing list; see [1]), or the general Linux kernel mailing list, and ask for
help finding the upstream authors.


[1]  http://lxr.linux.no/linux+v2.6.32/MAINTAINERS#L3431

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