on patch "DVB: add firesat driver" in staging.git

Manu Abraham manu at linuxtv.org
Sun Jun 15 22:05:48 UTC 2008

Ben Backx wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Manu Abraham [mailto:manu at linuxtv.org]
>> Sent: 15 June 2008 23:24
>> To: Stefan Richter
>> Cc: devel at linuxdriverproject.org; Mauro Carvalho Chehab; Ben Backx;
>> Christian Dolzer; Andreas Monitzer; Manu Abraham; Fabio De Lorenzo;
>> Robert Berger
>> Subject: Re: on patch "DVB: add firesat driver" in staging.git
>> Stefan Richter wrote:
>>> Stefan Richter wrote:
>>>> This means that firesat needs to be ported to the new stack
>>>> eventually. The question remains if that should be done before
>>>> mainline submission or after.  I tend to the latter,
>>> http://forum.digital-everywhere.com/viewforum.php?f=34 shows that
>> people
>>> are eager to test the driver.  One user even posted an own small
>> fixup
>>> patch there.  I.e. we should get it into mainline sooner rather than
>>> later.  A conversion to the new firewire stack would be easier after
>>> mainline merge anyway, from the development POV.
>> Currently as it stands, the driver is usable, AFAICS. Albeit the
>> conversion to the new Firewire stack would be a nice thing to be done.
> There is a patch on the way for the DVB-S2 devices (not recognized
> correctly). I can submit this patch now, but I would rather add some code so
> the DVB-S2 receivers can use the DVB-S functionality (DVB-S2 is only
> possible with the change to multiproto). I'll try to do this before the end
> of the month.

I've had some changes to add multi delivery system capability, but the
demodulator used, needs explicit definition of FEC and other parameters.

Currently, all existing DVB applications expect FEC to be AUTO, This
brings in the larger problem that i have been trying to tackle.

If you prefer to send a patch, would wait for that instead, as i can
channelize the time for other stuff that i have been up with.

That said, we would soon see multiproto in staging for some wider tests.

> I can have a look at the switch from ieee1394 to firewire, but I'm rather
> busy right now (final exams and some other urgent business afterwards).


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