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

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Fri Apr 21 22:41:02 CEST 2006

Thomas Pinz - DC2RPT wrote:
> Good evening. 
> Sorry, if i didn't found this topic already in the archive, but just as an 
> idea:
We had a discussion on this as well as some initial code to get this 
going, well you can search for this thread to get an idea

Userspace extensions, was Re: [linux-dvb] [patch] Add support    for 
different tuning algorithms

> - 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. 

The very same reasons

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