[vdr] VDR continuously initializing CAM

Christoph Pfister christophpfister at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 23:46:52 CEST 2008


[ sorry for breaking thread - but people don't seem to honor CC ]

On 04/08/08 22:49, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
<snip>
> > And explanation:
> > After a reset CAM is "absent" for a very short time (<14ms == less than
> > a scheduler tick) and then it takes ~1.7s to become ready again. (The
> > intervall between reset and status query seems to be a bit bigger in vdr
> > - so we only see the 3-->1 change == 3-->2 in vdr numbers).
> >
> > It's an endless loop: cam detection --> cam reset --> cam not
> > present/ready for a short while --> vdr thinks cam has been physically
> > removed --> cam detection --> cam reset etc.
> >
> > Big thanks to Christoph for assistance.
> >
> > Is it realistic to hope for a workaround/solution for this kind of CAMs
> > (Technotrend CX at my case)?
>
> Since this apparently happens also without VDR, I guess it will have to
> be fixed in the driver.

No. If you issue a reset, you have to deal with its consequences. And
one obvious consequence is that the cam is unusable for a certain time
(and thus reports not-ready).

> Klaus

Christoph



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