[linux-dvb] [PATCH 3/6] DVB-PinnSat: Remove op_sync_orin and irq_err_ignore

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 15:48:23 CET 2006


Edgar Toernig wrote:

>Manu Abraham wrote:
>  
>
>>To make this work you need not move the card specific application of 
>>these parameters globally to all cards. The reason being that  
>>individual modules loose the capability of changing this option as all  
>>cards will be affected in the very same manner.
>>    
>>
>
>And this is right so!  As I said, these options are _not_ card
>specific.  The frontend and how it is connected to the bt878 is
>totally irrelevant.  The card specific drivers shouldn't deal
>with this - it's the responsibility of the dma and irq routines
>in bt878.c to get this right.  Afaics, all this cruft has been
>  
>

The reason is that once these changes are made, one cannot have 
individual settings for different cards, if required later.
For the ideal hardware what you say is right, but that does not happen 
all the time !


Manu






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