[linux-dvb] [patch] dvb-bt8xx cleanup

Manu Abraham manu at kromtek.com
Fri Mar 11 09:16:49 CET 2005

Kenneth Aafløy wrote:
> Hi,
> I've attached a patch for dvb-bt8xx that I wish to commit.
> I've moved the card specific bttv cruft out of the dst frontend module,
> so that it can be moved to the other frontends.

Kenneth, the dst is not a frontend and moving it to other frontends will 
"hinder" the functionality of the card. The frontend is hardware based, 
and *no* software drivers for it AFAIK, nor the manufacturer. It is very 
much card specific and hence the structure.

> Made bt878.c be part of the dvb-bt8xx-pci driver, since there are no other
> users of this module, at least as far as I know.

I created a twinhan-exp branch on the CVS and plan to move the 
development over there ..
There are dst specific parts in the dvb-bt8xx module as it is a 878 
based card, and not being a frontend, moving *any* dst specific code out 
of dvb-bt8xx would make my work irrelevant.

It is very difficult for people to understand the driver, *without 
knowing what the hardware is*. The changes that was happening quite 
often, made my work *very difficult on the dst module*, especially 
frontend refactoring.

I wasted quite a lot of time to get the module working *properly* at 
least for me, after fe refactoring....

I don't want to have the burden of a very expensive mistake again....


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