Alexander Leidinger

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May
04

Video4Linux2 sup­port in FreeBSD (linuxulator)

I com­mit­ted the v4l2 sup­port into the lin­ux­u­la­tor (in 9–cur­rent). Part of this was the import of the v4l2 header from linux. We have the per­mis­sion to use it (like the v4l one), it is not licensed via GPL. This means we can use it in FreeBSD native dri­vers, and they are even allowed to be com­piled into GENERIC (but I doubt we have a dri­ver which could pro­vide the v4l2 inter­face in GENERIC).

The code I com­mit­ted is “just” the glue-code which allows to use FreeBSD native devices which pro­vide a v4l2 inter­face (e.g. multimedia/pwcbsd or multimedia/webcamd) from linux pro­grams.

Thanks to nox@ for writ­ing the glue code.

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