[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Multi protocol support (stage #1)

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 13:21:16 CEST 2006

Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jun 2006, Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
>> Anyway, it needs to be implemented first and proven to
>> work (especially wrt backwards compat) before it can be merged
>> into mainline. Maybe this work already happens in private,
>> or maybe people got tired of the discussions and lost interest...
> If backwards compatibility is with API, this you can test. If you mean 
> S2 backwards capability on DVB-S receiving backwards compatibility 
> mode transmission, this will be very difficult. To my knowledge no 
> such transmission exists. All users sofar seem to be going to full S2 
> usage.

I did provide a parsed TS output on the same a while back on a Backward 
Compatible stream. It is there somewhere in the huge thread.

Anyway , what Johannes asked was not the BC mode, but the backward 
compatibility to the API. For this we need to  have at least an 
agreement on the basic API change such that it can be considered stable 
, so that relevant changes can be based on that. As i said on my earlier 
mail, some changes have been there on my local machine which hasn't been 
updated for the DVB-S2 driver as i did not find an "official" agreement 
on the patch.

Waiting on that ACK from Johannes on multiproto7a, as he said it looks 
OK, to his eyes. Maybe he is having his last round of checks.


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