[linux-dvb] [PATCH][REWORKED/RFC] dvb-s2 support added to frontend.h

Alan Nisota alannisota at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 05:35:36 CET 2006

On 3/3/06, Marcel Siegert wrote:
> Hi,
> attached is the newest version of my frontend.h patch that should bring us
> support for dvb-s2 frontends on api side.
First off, did I miss something?  support for 8PSK seems to be missing
(no MOD_8PSK in fe_modulation_t)

> chose to have ioctls numbered NOT with the __FE_[GET|SET]_FRONTEND_OLD numbers,
> after discussion with andreas oberritter. (think this needs more investigation/discussion)
What is the reason given for this?  Not that I have much of an
opinion, but I was just curious why there need to be two sets of
ioctls with the same functionality?  If you are going to do it that
way, why do you need to maintain backwards compatibility at all?
You could define dvb_frontend_parameters without the partition for
extended data, since apps will either use the old or the new api (then
just call the new ioctls _FE_*_FRONTEND_NEW and be done with it.

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