[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Nova-T 500 issues - losing one tuner

Jonas Anden jonas at anden.nu
Mon Feb 4 19:28:09 CET 2008

Hi all, 

> I have a hunch about this problem...
> This, ... leads me to believe that this is timer-induced. Something
> can't keep up. Adding debugging makes the operations slightly slower
> (the module needs to do additional IO to speak to syslogd), and this
> delay seems to be enough to keep it operational.

Attached is an extremely simple patch which seems to resolve the issue
for me. Before turning streaming on/off, I have inserted a tiny delay or
10 ms-

Just using 'debug=1' wasn't enough to keep tuner 2 from dying. I set it
up yesterday morning with debug=1, and when I got back home in the
evening the second tuner was dead again. I then made the attached patch
and the system has been stable since then (~24 hrs).

I also made a slight change by removing a "| 0x00" from the code. It
performs absolutely nothing (and is probably removed by the compiler in
optimization) but confuse when reading the code, imho... Patrick, if you
really want it there I can recreate the patch with the or statement
back ;)

Feel free to try it out.

  // J
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