[linux-dvb] Multiple fronends on a single shared ransport bus

Ralph Metzler rjkm at metzlerbros.de
Wed Oct 4 23:55:18 CEST 2006


Steven Toth writes:
 > The simple thing about a solution like this is that:
 > a. a/t/szap -a <fenum> worked with zero changes.
 > b. The recent cx88 bus arbitration patches ensured that only one of 
 > adapter0/fe0 or adapter1/fe could be opened at any one time. (As expected).
 > 
 > I don't see solution #2 as a replacement for solution #1, but the 
 > patches are pretty trivial and localised within a single framework.
 > 
 > A few consideration:
 > 
 > How will new or existing applications deal with solution#2?
 > Do any existing drivers deliver adapter0/fe0 and adapter0/fe1 and which 
 > applications support that?
 > How do other products with multiple transport paths and frontends expose 
 > their features in /dev/dvb?


I am using the adapter0/fe[01] scheme in one driver right now.
tzap/szap also works fine with that.


Ralph



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