[linux-dvb] [RFC] remove static dependencies on dvb-pll

Trent Piepho xyzzy at speakeasy.org
Sat Jun 2 00:20:15 CEST 2007

On Fri, 1 Jun 2007, Michael Krufky wrote:
> I haven't tested this yet, but it should work just fine...
> I will test it when I get home.
> This patch removes all static dependencies on the dvb-pll module, without _any_
> harmful side effects.
> Any comments?

I think the handling inside dvb-pll might be better a little differently.

Keep the pll_desc inside dvb_pll_priv as a pointer, instead of making it the
pll id number.  Look up the pointer from the id once in dvb_pll_attach(), so
it doesn't have to be done for each time a pll function is called.

Instead of making the pll ID an int and using #defines, I'd make the id an
enum.  You don't have to manually assign the id numbers that way and it's
clear what supposed to go there.

Instead of using a big switch statement to turn the pll id into a description
pointer, I'd use an array:

enum dvb_pll_id = {

static struct dvb_pll_desc* pll_list[] = {
	[DVB_PLL_THOMSON_DTT7579] = &dvb_pll_thomson_dtt7579,
	...  // order doesn't actually have to match the enum

struct dvb_frontend *dvb_pll_attach(..., enum dvb_pll_id id)
        if (id >= DVB_PLL_LAST) { some error? BUG()? };
	priv->pll_desc = pll_list[id];

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