[linux-dvb] Mantis 1034 DVB-S Scanning Problem

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Sat Dec 30 12:51:43 CET 2006


Michel Verbraak wrote:
> I spoke to soon. During the test run all was fine, just one satellite
> which locked up the machine yesterday. But running my full test it did
> lock the machine.
> The following happens just before the lockup: My windows still can get
> focus and be moved around but keyboard input is not shown or visible
> after about 30 seconds the mouse cursor freezes and the machine is
> completely locked up. Only a hard reset or power down will help.
> 
> I have seen this before in the past few days during the testing of a
> program i'm writing and debugging which will control the dvb-s card.
> Sometimes after a lot of channel changing I got the same result: lock up
> of the machine. I first put the blame on my programming but with all
> this I think it is the driver.
>

Hmm.. that sounds like concurrent register access. I have added some
locking while doing register access in the mantis tree. Please do check
whether the patch fixes the issue

Manu



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