[linux-dvb] [Proposal] Meaningful reporting of SNR

Robert Schlabbach robert_s at gmx.net
Thu Apr 13 07:05:32 CEST 2006

From: "Manu Abraham" <abraham.manu at gmail.com>
> (1) moving the frontends to userspace

Is that a good idea? I prefer "monolithic" drivers for a piece of hardware.
Having open interfaces to "internal" components of a piece of hardware
means being vulnerable to the hardware state being tampered with. IMHO,
drivers should only offer "abstracted" functions to the "outside world" and
keep all the "hardware internals" solely to themselves. Only that allows
the best possible stability and reliability of driver and hardware.

Robert Schlabbach
e-mail: robert_s at gmx.net
Berlin, Germany

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