[clug] How to contact driver owner? & more USB hacking.
bn at niasdigital.com
Thu Dec 10 18:17:08 MST 2009
On Fri, 2009-12-11 at 11:26 +1100, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> 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://email@example.com/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.
Another good trick is in a Linux Kernel source tree, run
./scripts/get_maintainer.pl -f /path/to/interesting/file
This not only parses MAINTAINERS, but also the kernel commit logs to see
who's been working on that region actively and recently.
The /path/to/file doesn't actually have to be file either, just a
subsystem directory (eg drivers/video/) will work. Actually
drivers/video/ may not be a great example 'cos it's so general, but you
get the idea.
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