[linux-dvb] Re: dst_attach and dst_ca_attach problem

Christoph Pfister christophpfister at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 21:39:40 CET 2006


Sorry forgot to cc ml ...

2006/12/1, Christoph Pfister <christophpfister at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
>
> 2006/12/1, Uwe Bugla <uwe.bugla at gmx.de>:
> > Hi everybody,
> > the following is a necessary comment responding to a mail from end of November:
> > I wrote:
> > Should I have done so? Fact is I waste 38 kB of Ram with two completely
> > enseless DST modules being compiled and loaded into RAM although I do not
> > need them at all!
> >
> > Chritoph Pfister wrote:
> > 1) with a 2.6.17+ kernel they aren't loaded (check modinfo dvb-bt8xx)
> > so you can simply remove / not install those modules
> >
> > Sorry, Chris:
> > With kernel 2.6.19 the partial destructive patch that I published several times now on this mailing list
> > is the only chance to get rid of DST and DST_CA.
> > If I simply delete them, dvb-bt8xx.ko simply does not load.
>
> Sorry Uwe, but with DVB_CORE_ATTACH=y and 2.6.17+ this works indeed
> (you can load dvb-bt8xx without dst*).
>
> This is exactly the purpose of dvb_attach: to break the static
> dependencies and load the modules at runtime if needed.
>
> So please stop posting patches to this pseudo-problem.
>
> > I just asked everybody to offer a non destructive interims fix until the new backend is ready.
> > Instead of this Manu Abraham nacks my docu patch - incredible!
> > Al I was asking for is and was a solution that does not execute dst_attch and dst_ca_attach
> > as default behaviour. It wwould just be very kind and pragmatic to offer an interims fix for that problem
> > until the bttv-independent backend will be mature.
> >
> > Apart from that I get a 0 kB tarball if I try to download the new backend tree as tar.bz2.
> > Can you check and fix this please?
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Uwe
>
> Christoph



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