[linux-dvb] Testers wanted for alternative version of Terratec Cinergy T2 driver

Thierry Merle thierry.merle at free.fr
Tue May 13 19:36:11 CEST 2008

Tomi Orava a écrit :
> Hi Thierry,
> And thanks a lot for your patch. I've now updated the
> Cinergy T2 driver patch with your remote control cleanup.
>>> However, I did not replace the original Cinergy T2 driver
>>> as I think that this new driver should be located in the
>>> very same directory as the rest of the usb-dvb drivers.
>> Agreed, but you should remove the old cinergyT2 driver.
> Ok, the attached version of the patch does remove the old driver.
>> Furthermore there is another issue: when I plug the device, the device
>> usage count is set to 0.
>> When I remove the device the device usage count goes to -1 (displayed as
>> 4294967295).
>> This is a misbehavior of the dvb framework but perhaps something needs to
>> be initialized somewhere in the driver. I will look at it...dvb-usb:
>> TerraTec/qanu USB2.0 Highspeed DVB-T Receiver successfully initialized and
>> connected.
>> I noticed this error when I plug the device (I load manually the driver
>> before, so I suspect a thing in the probe function):
> In my understanding this is a bug in the dvb-usb-framework that cannot
> be fixed in Cinergy T2 driver. I checked that if you DON'T define the
> menuconfig option:
> "Load and attach frontend and tuner driver modules as needed" ie.
> The framework will use a different version of the function called
> "dvb_frontend_detach" and thefore it will not call the symbol_put_addr
> on linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/dvb_frontend.c line 1220.
> With this option deselected the module reference count seems to stay
> in sane values.
>> I will look at the module count problem and the irrecord problem, we are
>> close to propose this beautiful patch ;)
> Heh,heh :)
> Regards,
> Tomi Orava
Just one thing missing, sorry: the SOB line!
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