[linux-dvb] [PATCH] add device node locking possibility to dvbcore

Andreas Oberritter obi at linuxtv.org
Sat Aug 18 17:52:44 CEST 2007


Hi Manu,

Manu Abraham wrote:
> Andreas Oberritter wrote:
>> I think that the option dvb_shutdown_timeout must be removed to fix the
>> problem, where the frontend thread can be idle after close(). IMHO the
>> thread should always be terminated when the last writer closes the
>> device. The release function should then block until the thread really
>> has terminated.
> 
> Why would you need the frontend thread to be idle ? If you want the

Sorry, I intended to write "... where the frontend thread can be
*running* after close() ..."

I don't know, where my thoughts were at this time.. ;-)

Regards,
Andreas



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