Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198331
Review Request: spca5xx-kmod
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:37 EST
Spec URL: http://people.redhat.com/pnemade/Spca5xx/spca5xx-kmod.spec
SRPM URL: http://people.redhat.com/pnemade/Spca5xx/spca5xx-kmod-20060501-18.104.22.168_1.2133_FC5.src.rpm
Description: This is the spca5xx-kmod package that contains spca5xx kernel module. spca5xx is video for linux (v4l) driver, providing support for webcams and digital cameras based on the spca5xx range of chips manufactured by SunPlus Sonix Z-star Vimicro Conexant Etoms Transvision Mars-Semi Pixart. This package requires spca5xx-kmod-common package to be installed prior.
All kernel modules should be named kmod-*, otherwise installers (yum/apt/smart
etc.) are likely not to be able to handle them properly.
*-kmod is correct for the source package.
But see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/KernelModules , missing "A
publishable explanation from the author(s) why the module is not merged with the
mainline kernel yet and when it's planned to get merged."
Should i have to include publishable explanation from upstream source's
Author? If yes then i am going to contact author for that and will include it in
package. But where can i add that file in spca5xx-kmod package or in
There is one file regarding this i included already in spca5xx-kmod-common and
its contents are like this
For some strange reason "Luca Risolia" is setting a lot of drivers inside the
main Kernel tree, specially those chips supported by spca5xx. Maybe there are
not enought hardware to Hack:)
As a consequence, you have to choice between spca5xx or the others. The problem
is, hotplug will detect, the in kernel driver and maybe reject spca5xx claim.
If you load the spca5xx first with
there are no problem.
You can also blacklist the in kernel driver:)
.If you get problem with the main kernel drivers, don't ask me please, you
should ask here to get help:
or here for the v4l2 features :)
But I have not found any problem from this package in FC5 with any 2.6.16 kernels.
The explanation is not required in any package (although it doesn't hurt). Its
intention is to help FESCO to decide whether the module is appropriate for FE,
and it is sufficient to include the explanation in this bug report, see the Wiki
page. I think the text in comment 4 does not answer that request.
Can you tell me what more information here required? Is not the publishable
explanation from Author given above is sufficient?
Well, it is a publishable explanation, but does not seem to explicitly answer
the questions asked from such an explanation (again, see comment 2 and the Wiki):
- why the module is not merged with the mainline kernel yet, and
- when it's planned to get merged
I have asked about this to Author and waiting for answer from him.
I need help i am not able to modprobe kernel module.
FATAL: Error inserting spca5xx
(/lib/modules/2.6.16-1.2133_FC5/extra/spca5xx.ko): Invalid module format
whereas installed driver from this package is at
now how can i solve this problem?
if i do manual module insertion
I don't want to submit this package so want to close this bug