[linux-dvb] s2-lipliandvb oops (cx88) -> cx88 maintainer ?

Mauro Carvalho Chehab mchehab at infradead.org
Tue Jan 6 18:18:48 CET 2009

On Tue, 6 Jan 2009 18:00:02 +0100
Gregoire Favre <gregoire.favre at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 02:49:17PM -0200, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> Hello,
> > Could you please provide you your SOB?
> I know that's not a question for me, but what stand SOB for ?
> http://www.acronymfinder.com/SOB.html I guess it should be Signed-Off-By
> right ?

Yes. Please read the README.patches file at the tree for more details.

> > IMO, the proper fix would be to add some locking at cx88 init. I suspect that
> > this breakage (and other similar ones) are tue to the absense of KBL on newer kernels.
> Oh, and is there a way to fix those ?

By adding mutex locks during device init. This should be done with care to
avoid other troubles. 

> > What kernel version are you using?
> As seen in my headers : 2.6.28-gentoo, but I also tested S2API with
> 2.6.27 (different revision).

Ok. For sure 2.6.28 came without KBL. I'm not sure if 2.6.27 also doesn't lock
during device init.

> > Better to add here:
> > 	core->dvbdev = NULL;
> Are you sending a patch which will finally make HVR-4000 usable with
> S2API ?
> I would really like this since vdr now is based upon this API ;-)
> Thank you very much,

Sorry, but I don't have any HVR-4000 here for testing. I was thinking that this
device were already working fine with S2.


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