[linux-dvb] Multi-frontend patch merge (TESTERS FEEDBACK) was: Re: [PATCH] S2API: add multifrontend
hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Mon Oct 13 23:19:47 CEST 2008
Am Montag, den 13.10.2008, 12:18 -0400 schrieb Steven Toth:
> Darron Broad wrote:
> > In message <48F36B32.5060006 at linuxtv.org>, Steven Toth wrote:
> > hi.
> > <snip>
> >>> Hi guys,
> >>> thank you Steve and Darron for your work on the repositories today!
> >>> I have pulled the latest s2-mfe and retested with the HVR4000 on DVB-T,
> >>> DVB-S, DVB-S2 and analogue TV.
> >>> No problems so far.
> >> I'm mutating the subject thread, and cc'ing the public mailing list into
> >> this conversion. Now is the time to announce the intension to merge
> >> multi-frontend patches, and show that we have tested and are satisfied
> >> with it's reliability across many trees.
> >> (For those of you not familiar with the patch set, it adds
> >> 'multiple-frontends to a single transport bus' support for the HVR3000
> >> and HVR4000, and potentially another 7134 based design (the 6 way medion
> >> board?).
> >> For my part, I was asked to test the cx23885 changes and I responded to
> >> that with a series of patches to fix some OOPS initialisation errors.
> >> The MFE patches work correctly with the cx23885 tree now.
> >> Over time I've heard constant suggestions that the patches are ready for
> >> merge, the cx88 and saa7134 trees are working correctly. Now is the time
> >> that I need you all to announce this. I need you each in turn to
> >> describe you testing, and state whether you think the patches are ready
> >> for merge.
> >> Hans Werner <HWerner4 at gmx.de>
> >> darron at kewl.org
> > The test machine I have here utilises an HVR-4000 and AVERMEDIA
> > SUPER 007.
> > Multi-frontend works with both adapters with the HVR-4000 containing
> > analogue, DVB-S and DVB-T frontends, the AVERMEDIA solely DVB-T.
> > At this time with some further FM updates (see: http://hg.kewl.org/s2-mfe-fm/)
> > I can now reliably and consitently receive DVB-S/S2, DVB-T, analogue TV
> > and FM radio on the HVR-4000. DVB-T works on the AVERMEDIA as per
> > normal.
> > Applications which have been under test by include the command
> > line dvb-utils, dvbtraffic, dvbsnoop, GUI apps kaffeine and
> > mythtv. No obvious side effects have been witnessed of using
> > MFE and the applications themselves do not see any difference
> > except that they are unable to simultaneously open multiple
> > frontends due to the hardware limitation of such cards.
> > A couple of problems exist which may be present in all hybrid cards
> > is that you are able to concurrently open analogue and DVB-T where
> > these share the same tuner section. Another issue with shared
> > tuners is where both analogue and digital sections share a sleep
> > method which in some circumstances is incompatible.
> Some common hybrid issues we've seen across many cards, regardless of MFE.
> > At this time I am happy with the performance of this MFE card
> > (HVR-4000) and to be honest, I am looking at attending to other
> > activities. Bugs where present ought to be picked up by others,
> > I have done all that has been reasonable to test and determine
> > that MFE works.
> Thanks Darron.
> - Steve
Steve, since you are going out for testers on the list now.
I'm not sure if you want feedback only from people where s2-mfe is
already implemented, or also from such where the basics are there now.
On the saa7134 all feels like it was prior, if you want that one too.
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