[linux-dvb] [RFC|PATCH] support DVB-S2 new inner fec modes [update]

Marcel Siegert mws at linuxtv.org
Tue Nov 22 21:50:47 CET 2005


> > hi,
> > 
> > as dvb-s2 will come along shortly we should be prepared.
> > 
> > this is a first patch within a series that will appear to support 
> > dvb-s2 within the different apis.
> > 
> > it just adds the new fec modes and the dvb-s2 rollflag enums.
> > 
> > enumeration value from the fe_caps definition and adjusted all values.
> > applications must be recompiled. this is imho fine.
changed, new values added to FREE values for keeping binary compatibility.
> > if we want to keep binary compatibility we can not ask the frontend if it is capable of the 
> > new modes - thus support would be impossible then.
even if changed, if more values do come up, there will be a break _OR_
we must provide a kind of FE_CAN_DVBS2 value and have 
another enumeration for the FE_CAN_<FILL_IN_DVBS2_FEATURE>
and addtional ioctls or extending info structs ...

regards 
marcel


Signed-off-by: Marcel Siegert <mws at linuxtv.org>

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