Commit 861646f5 authored by Stefan Richter's avatar Stefan Richter
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ieee1394: dv1394: schedule for feature removal

Signed-off-by: default avatarStefan Richter <>
parent 9868e0ec
......@@ -39,6 +39,17 @@ Who: Dan Dennedy <>, Stefan Richter <>
What: dv1394 driver (CONFIG_IEEE1394_DV1394)
When: June 2007
Why: Replaced by raw1394 + userspace libraries, notably libiec61883. This
shift of application support has been indicated on
and developers' mailinglists for quite some time. Major applications
have been converted, with the exception of ffmpeg and hence xine.
Piped output of dvgrab2 is a partial equivalent to dv1394.
Who: Dan Dennedy <>, Stefan Richter <>
What: Video4Linux API 1 ioctls and video_decoder.h from Video devices.
When: December 2006
Why: V4L1 AP1 was replaced by V4L2 API. during migration from 2.4 to 2.6
......@@ -161,17 +161,12 @@ config IEEE1394_ETH1394
MCAP, therefore multicast support is significantly limited.
config IEEE1394_DV1394
tristate "OHCI-DV I/O support"
tristate "OHCI-DV I/O support (deprecated)"
depends on IEEE1394 && IEEE1394_OHCI1394
This driver allows you to transmit and receive DV (digital video)
streams on an OHCI-1394 card using a simple frame-oriented
The user-space API for dv1394 is documented in dv1394.h.
To compile this driver as a module, say M here: the
module will be called dv1394.
The dv1394 driver will be removed from Linux in a future release.
Its functionality is now provided by raw1394 together with libraries
such as libiec61883.
config IEEE1394_RAWIO
tristate "Raw IEEE1394 I/O support"
......@@ -2579,6 +2579,10 @@ static int __init dv1394_init_module(void)
int ret;
"WARNING: The dv1394 driver is unsupported and will be removed "
"from Linux soon. Use raw1394 instead.\n");
cdev_init(&dv1394_cdev, &dv1394_fops);
dv1394_cdev.owner = THIS_MODULE;
kobject_set_name(&dv1394_cdev.kobj, "dv1394");
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