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A trivial contribution to linux (the kernel)

Just fixing a build error, but anyway I’m proud of it.

Years ago I acquired a TV-Tuner. When I bought it I was aware that both is wasn’t working in Linux and a driver was being written for it.

Having not enough knowledge and free time for anything besides testing the driver, and needing the device working, I began to pull, compile and see-if-it-works in a daily basis. One day the building was failing, I fixed it and submitted the patch and the patch got merged by the maintainer. Two years later it entered mainline.

In the end I couldn’t get the device fully working and gave it to a friend who had a supported OS so all I’ve left from that tuner was another fun experience of contributing to free software.

It’s one of the two commits in the linux tree from .cu email addresses.