[linux-dvb] [PATCH] function for checking if the dvb framework is idle

Markus Rechberger mrechberger at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 15:35:21 CEST 2007

On 8/17/07, Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab at infradead.org> wrote:
> >
> > Allthough this patch is still in the queue of required patches. I
> > would still like to see that one upstream since it would be required
> > by a few drivers for checking if they're really idle.
> I agree with Obi, Mkrufky and Christoph. It seems to be better to handle
> lock control inside your driver.

Please analyze mails I sent and review the code afterwards please
answer this thread again.

There are 2 issues one if the filehandle is closed the DVB thread is
sometimes still spinning in the background (eg. if someone runs the
DVB scan application) (I'm writing this the 3rd time now!). The other
one that Steve's patch immediatelly unlocks the "bridge" after the
node is closed. For me this issue is still open.


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