[linux-dvb] problems and workaround when tuning to a channel with
wolfgang at rohdewald.de
Tue Jun 7 21:53:55 CEST 2005
On Dienstag 07 Juni 2005 21:04, Oliver Endriss wrote:
> If I understood this -ERESTARTSYS thing correctly, the interrupted ioctl
> will be automagically restarted when the user space signal handler has
> Signals can occur anytime, so the driver is broken and has to be fixed.
> The easiest and most robust fix would be to abort OSDSetBlock and
> restart from the beginning. Can we tell the firmware to abort the
> current bitmap transfer?
My idea would be: on entry of OSDSetBlock: if there is a current transfer,
wait for it to finish, call ReleaseBitmap and start all over.
it is not just OSDSetBlock but half a dozen other functions where
ERESTARTSYS is thrown away where it probably shouldn't.
I am currently trying to fix that up, I hope to have a patch proposal
tonight. That would be my first kernel patch...
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