Bug 439899 - [RFE] Add uvcvideo module to the kernel.
Summary: [RFE] Add uvcvideo module to the kernel.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 5.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Jay Fenlason
QA Contact: Martin Jenner
URL: http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/
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Blocks: 391501 KernelPrio5.3 RHEL5u3_relnotes
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Reported: 2008-03-31 22:05 UTC by Charlie Wyse
Modified: 2018-10-20 00:43 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
the uvcvideo drivers for USB video devices has been added to the kernel in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3.
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Last Closed: 2009-01-20 19:52:55 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:0225 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 kernel security and bug fix update 2009-01-20 16:06:24 UTC

Description Charlie Wyse 2008-03-31 22:05:09 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008030509 Red Hat/3.0b5pre-0.beta4.1.el5 Minefield/3.0b5pre

Description of problem:
Many cameras like the Logitech Quickcam 5000 and 9000 use the uvc video drivers.  I would like to see the uvcvideo module added to the kernel for support of devices listed on berlios project home page.

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Expected Results:
I would like to see the uvcvideo.ko module added.

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Comment 1 Jay Fenlason 2008-04-02 18:41:52 UTC
It is too late for this to make 5.2.  I'm moving it to 5.3.  I have begun
acquiring hardware to do development with.

Comment 2 Charlie Wyse 2008-04-04 18:02:30 UTC
Just wanted to point out.  With the uvcvideo drivers I can get them to make and
install under 5.1 kernel.  But in the beta 5.2 kernel I get the following error.

cwyse@buffalo [:~/Desktop/uvcvideo-r104/trunk] % make                          
Building USB Video Class driver...
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-86.el5-xen-x86_64'
  CC [M]  /home/cwyse/Desktop/uvcvideo-r104/trunk/uvc_driver.o
In file included from /home/cwyse/Desktop/uvcvideo-r104/trunk/uvcvideo.h:8,
                 from /home/cwyse/Desktop/uvcvideo-r104/trunk/uvc_driver.c:45:
/home/cwyse/Desktop/uvcvideo-r104/trunk/uvc_compat.h:205: error: redefinition of
include/linux/usb.h:474: error: previous definition of ‘usb_endpoint_dir_in’ was
/home/cwyse/Desktop/uvcvideo-r104/trunk/uvc_compat.h:210: error: redefinition of
include/linux/usb.h:521: error: previous definition of ‘usb_endpoint_xfer_int’
was here
/home/cwyse/Desktop/uvcvideo-r104/trunk/uvc_compat.h:216: error: redefinition of
include/linux/usb.h:534: error: previous definition of ‘usb_endpoint_xfer_isoc’
was here
/home/cwyse/Desktop/uvcvideo-r104/trunk/uvc_compat.h:222: error: redefinition of
include/linux/usb.h:496: error: previous definition of ‘usb_endpoint_xfer_bulk’
was here
/home/cwyse/Desktop/uvcvideo-r104/trunk/uvc_compat.h:228: error: redefinition of
include/linux/usb.h:571: error: previous definition of ‘usb_endpoint_is_int_in’
was here
make[2]: *** [/home/cwyse/Desktop/uvcvideo-r104/trunk/uvc_driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/cwyse/Desktop/uvcvideo-r104/trunk] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-86.el5-xen-x86_64'
make: *** [uvcvideo] Error 2

This could just be because 5.2 is still beta and this needs to be addressed, I'm
trying to work with the uvcvideo team to figure that one out.  Or there could
just be a newer version of uvcvideo.  I currently can not svn the new trunk from
work as svn is blocked here.  Just a heads up on what I have seen so far.

Comment 3 Jay Fenlason 2008-04-04 18:09:52 UTC
The ucvideo drivers have #ifs that depend on the kernel version, and don't 
take into account functionality Red Hat has backported into our RHEL-5 kernel 
(which still claims to be 2.6.18.  After I amended the obvious #if in 
uvc_compat.h it compiled without error.  Unfortunately, I can't test it until 
I get hardware.

Comment 9 Don Zickus 2008-08-06 17:56:38 UTC
in kernel-2.6.18-102.el5
You can download this test kernel from http://people.redhat.com/dzickus/el5

Comment 18 Ryan Lerch 2008-11-26 04:49:58 UTC
Release note added. If any revisions are required, please set the 
"requires_release_notes" flag to "?" and edit the "Release Notes" field accordingly.
All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.

New Contents:
the uvcvideo drivers for USB video devices has been added to the kernel in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3.

Comment 21 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 19:52:55 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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