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To: Linus Torvalds < torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, 
Kernel List < linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, 
video4linux list < video4linux-list@xxxxxxxxxx> 
Subject: [patch] add v4l2 api 
From: Gerd Knorr < kraxel@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 17:06:22 +0100 
Delivered-to: video4linux-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i 

  Hi Linus,

This patch adds the v4l2 API to the linux kernel.

The first, original video4linux API has a number of design bugs.  They
are fixed in this new API revision.  It already exists for quite some
time.  Last weeks it got a number of cleanups based on the experiences
of the last years (drop stuff nobody uses, fix some inconsistencies).
We consider it being in a pretty good shape now and like to see it in

This patch is basically the header file with all the structs and ioctls
in there.  A small module with some helper functions for v4l2 drivers is
included too.  Related updates (bttv, ...) will follow as separate



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