[linux-dvb] Moving Demod/Tuner functions into userspace ?

Thomas Pinz - DC2RPT dc2rpt at gmx.de
Fri Apr 21 21:53:08 CEST 2006

Good evening. 

Sorry, if i didn't found this topic already in the archive, but just as an 

- Have you already discussed if it would gives us some advantages when moving 
the control of demodulators and tuners into a userspace programm ? 

Normaly the demods and tuners are initialized, tuned to a frequency and when 
the signal is locked, no further action is required. So if there is a 
interface in the kernel, which calls a userspaces programm to init and tune 
to a frequency, this would be enough, or ? 

My intension is to speed up the development, when a new 
demod/tuner-combination is used by a vendor. Or maybe this could give a 
vendor a starting point to release a own binary, when they are not willing to 
release some informations. 

Regards, Thomas

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