[linux-dvb] [PATCH] add device node locking possibility to dvbcore

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 02:41:17 CEST 2007

On 8/11/07, Trent Piepho <xyzzy at speakeasy.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Aug 2007, Markus Rechberger wrote:
> > On 8/9/07, Markus Rechberger <mrechberger at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 8/9/07, Steven Toth <stoth at hauppauge.com> wrote:
> > > > Markus Rechberger wrote:
> > > > > Following patch adds a rather primitive way to temporary lock dvb
> > > > > devicenodes, this can be useful for hybrid devices which use the
> > > > > video4linux framework for the analogue TV part and the dvb framework for
> > > > > digital TV if only one mode can be accessed at a time.
> > > > >
> > >
> >
> > I  want to allow a user to use one mode at a time, so either DVB or V4L.
> > The device requires a different firmware for V4L and DVB also
> > different GPIO values and some special register writes.
> This code looks like it's full of race conditions.  How do you prevent the dvb
> code and the v4l code from accessing the lock field at the same time?  For
> example, in your em28xx code, what happens if the dvb devices is opened after
> the call to ->get_status on line 230 and before the call to ->dvb_lock on line
> 234?
> Why do you need to add locks to the frontend, dvr, demux, and net devices?  Is
> it necessary to lock anything besides the frontend?
> Some devices, like the demux device, are multiple open.  How do you know when
> to lock and unlock them?

Somehow i don't understand him, though i explained to him that he
shouldn't lock the device nodes as it is, but just his device only.
Locking his device alone, which would be logically correct if done.

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