[vdr] VDR & Multiple frontends

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Dec 10 00:26:06 CET 2006


Eddi wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>  
> 
> I wrote a patch to Steve Toth hvr3000 repository, so my FlyDVB Trio can 
> use multiple frontend.
> 
>  
> 
> So I get:
> 
> /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0
> 
> /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux1
> 
> /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0
> 
> /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr1
> 
> /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
> 
> /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend1
> 
> /dev/dvb/adapter0/net0
> 
> /dev/dvb/adapter0/net1
> 
>  
> 
> The bus of the two frontend is shared, isn’t possible to get access to 
> both frontend simultaneously, so I get an -EBUSY error by trying 
> accessing frontend1 if frontend0 is in use.
> 
>  
> 
> VDR doesn’t support yet the second frontend, and it try to get exclusive 
> access on both frontend on start, so the second frontend is inusabile.
> 
> Vdr should probe for multiple frontend at start, and access frontend 
> only on channel change.

Wouldn't it be better to hide this deficiency in the driver?

Klaus



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