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-rw-r--r--drivers/media/video/pvrusb2/pvrusb2-devattr.h5
-rw-r--r--drivers/media/video/pvrusb2/pvrusb2-hdw.c13
2 files changed, 18 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/media/video/pvrusb2/pvrusb2-devattr.h b/drivers/media/video/pvrusb2/pvrusb2-devattr.h
index e5b9594eb5f..273c8d4b385 100644
--- a/drivers/media/video/pvrusb2/pvrusb2-devattr.h
+++ b/drivers/media/video/pvrusb2/pvrusb2-devattr.h
@@ -177,6 +177,11 @@ struct pvr2_device_desc {
unsigned int flag_has_composite:1; /* Has composite input */
unsigned int flag_has_svideo:1; /* Has s-video input */
unsigned int flag_fx2_16kb:1; /* 16KB FX2 firmware OK here */
+
+ /* If this driver is considered experimental, i.e. not all aspects
+ are working correctly and/or it is untested, mark that fact
+ with this flag. */
+ unsigned int flag_is_experimental:1;
};
extern struct usb_device_id pvr2_device_table[];
diff --git a/drivers/media/video/pvrusb2/pvrusb2-hdw.c b/drivers/media/video/pvrusb2/pvrusb2-hdw.c
index d13232d5182..2c3f845c3e5 100644
--- a/drivers/media/video/pvrusb2/pvrusb2-hdw.c
+++ b/drivers/media/video/pvrusb2/pvrusb2-hdw.c
@@ -2459,6 +2459,19 @@ struct pvr2_hdw *pvr2_hdw_create(struct usb_interface *intf,
hdw,hdw_desc->description);
pvr2_trace(PVR2_TRACE_INFO, "Hardware description: %s",
hdw_desc->description);
+ if (hdw_desc->flag_is_experimental) {
+ pvr2_trace(PVR2_TRACE_INFO, "**********");
+ pvr2_trace(PVR2_TRACE_INFO,
+ "WARNING: Support for this device (%s) is"
+ " experimental.", hdw_desc->description);
+ pvr2_trace(PVR2_TRACE_INFO,
+ "Important functionality might not be"
+ " entirely working.");
+ pvr2_trace(PVR2_TRACE_INFO,
+ "Please consider contacting the driver author to"
+ " help with further stabilization of the driver.");
+ pvr2_trace(PVR2_TRACE_INFO, "**********");
+ }
if (!hdw) goto fail;
init_timer(&hdw->quiescent_timer);